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.
Rating: PG
Genre: Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
Directed By: Benoît Delépine , Gustave de Kervern , Gustave Kervern
Written By: Benoît Delépine , Gustave de Kervern , Gustave Kervern
In Theaters: wide
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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
Miss Ming
as Jennifer
as Michel's father
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Critic Reviews for Louise-Michel

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

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

Full Review… | March 29, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Who knew empowerment could be so winning and so simultaneously grotesque?

Full Review… | November 17, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | July 17, 2011
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review… | May 26, 2011
Birmingham Mail

Some definite laughs.

Full Review… | March 31, 2011

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

Full Review… | March 31, 2011
Little White Lies

Audience Reviews for Louise-Michel


French peculiar ridicule, humour & satire. There are hilarious scenario from time to time, only it is also rather cold in-between those punches. Mathieu Kassovitz co-produces plus a cameo appearance.


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