Louise-Michel (2008)

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Absurdist duo Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern follow-up 2004's Aaltra with this sparse black comedy in which the recently-fired female employees at a children's clothing factory pool their funds to put a hit on their callous boss. Out of work and down on her luck, ex-con Louise (Yolande Moreau) proposes to her jobless sisters that they do something useful by ridding the world of the man who put them all in their current situation. But while security specialist Michel (Bouli Lanners) seems like the perfect candidate to carry out the hit, his ineptitude is so great that he attempts to sub-contract the job to a series of inexperienced - and highly inappropriate - assassins. Notorious Belgian actor Benoît Poelvoorde cameos as a nut-job 9/11 conspiracy theorist, and actor/director Mathieu Kassovitz turns up as an organic hotelier.

Cast

Yolande Moreau
as Louise Ferrand
Bouli Lanners
as Michel Pinchon
Yannick Jaulin
as Bank Employee
Mathieu Kassovitz
as Le propriétaire de la ferme
Candy Ming
as Jennifer
Francis Kuntz
as Flambart
Christophe Salengro
as The Go Go Dancer
Sine Bundgaard
as Michel's father
Robert Denis
as Le vigile
Jean-Luc Ormières
as The businessman
Lemi Cetol
as L'homme à la colerette
Robert de Houx
as The Priest
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

Offers a rousing reminder of the power (and eccentricities) of the pissed-off proletariat.

Mar 30, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Who knew empowerment could be so winning and so simultaneously grotesque?

Nov 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Even by English-language black comedy standards, it's a decidedly odd mixture of fun and revenge.

May 27, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Some definite laughs.

Mar 31, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Definitely more enjoyable when you break it down into bits and pieces in your head afterwards.

Mar 31, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Although directors Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine strive a little too hard at times for outrage, it's still wickedly funny, and Moreau and Lanners are terrific as the grotesque anti-heroes.

Mar 31, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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