Like a Fish Out of Water (1999)

Like a Fish Out of Water (1999)





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A crime comedy that pays sly tribute to spy films of the 1960s, Comme Un Poisson Hors De L'Eau (aka Like a Fish Out of Water concerns Desire (Michel Muller), the nervous and bookish son of a prominent restaurateur. Desire has been corresponding with a lovely Italian woman, Myrtille (Monica Bellucci), who has accepted his offer of marriage. But when she arrives, Desire is surprised to discover that she's brought along a couple of friends, BB (Tcheky Karyo) and Melvin (Dominique Pinon). It seems Desire is an expert on exotic fish, and Myrtille and her friends are actually con artists who draft him into an elaborate scheme to rip off a Turkish gangster with an interest in rare aquatic species. Comme Un Poisson Hors De L'Eau marks the directorial debut of Herve Hadmar, who previously distinguished himself as a graphic artist; Michel Muller, who plays Desire, also co-wrote the film's screenplay.
Art House & International , Comedy
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M6 Films


Monica Bellucci
as Myrtille
Michel Muller
as Desire
Mehmet Ulusoy
as The Turk
Beatrice Palme
as The Turk's Woman
as Ramdah
Andre Pousse
as Le Faucheur
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I think I added this to the Netfux queue because of the presence of the always lovely Monica Bellucci, as well as Dominique Pinon and Tcheky Karyo, but was instead treated to an exceptionally average crime caper film when it finally made it's way to the top of the list. An okay rental, but I don't know that I'd own it or anything. Rental.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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