L'Horloge biologique Reviews
Vrm bon film ! J'ai vraiment ri ! Ya pleins de trucs que j'aurais jamais pensé que sa se pouvait... mais un vrai reflet de la société actuelle, super ! Les gars c'est tous des salauds !!
directed by Ricardo Trogi
starring Patrice Robitaille, Pierre-François Legendre, Jean-Philippe PearsonSébastien has one. Paul is expecting one. Fred definately doesnt want one. What are we talking about ? Kids of course.Horloge biologique is the second film from the team behind the very refreshing Quebec-Montréal. Its about a bunch of 30-something dudes living like they were still teenagers and having to take decisions wether they'll go on like this or respond to their girlfriends's biological clock and have kids.Even though its about many characters, we really follow three of them, they are friends since childhood - the actors are as well - but they are different so we get different points of view. Generally, the message in this film is that today's generation of men are more immature and dont know how to deal with parenthood. Basically, all the characters are assholes, but they are made likeable cause they are layered characters.One thing we could see about Horloge biologique is that its not really subtle, everything is a bit too bold, but its done partly satirical and the dialogues are pretty funny even though they are exagerated a bit. Some pretend its a realistic sample of men that are depicted but I mostly disagree with most of those characters which are actually only a few years older than me. But that wouldnt be a reason to dislike the film, au contraire, I think its funny to see some weel-done self-derision on screen and the acting is terrific. Also, the characters ultimately pay for their mistakes which is rather realistic.With Québec-Montréal, director Ricardo Trogi didnt really have the chance to have fun with the camera, cause everything was happening in cars and the camera couldnt really move, even though he tried many different frames. Here, he goes all the way with some nice camera moves making the film very stylish but suiting the themes. The 80's-like soundtrack is pretty good and is mostly used to express the nostalgia the characters feel when trying to still be like they were 15 years before.Horloge biologique may not be the best Quebec film of its year, but it definately helps making that year one of the strongest of the decade for the cinema of my homeland.