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Critic Reviews for Pater
I didn't get it, and neither did any other American I spoke to, but the French were applauding madly throughout, apparently in response to policy statements.
Audience Reviews for Pater
And now for something a little different... In "Pater," director Alain Cavalier casts Vincent Lindon in this new film he is making that he is also starring in. Cavalier plays an aging French President who appoints a reluctant businessman played by Lindon to the post of Prime Minister. Together, they try to agree on a maximum wage while facing security concerns. The tricky thing about "Pater" but not the movie within the movie is how hard it is to keep track of what is real and what is not, even with the occasional fade to black. And sometimes this also affects Vincent Lindon when he is not ranting about a new elevator in his building. Although it is worth noting how much the politicians' relationship mirrors that of star and director. But what makes "Pater" passably worthwhile even as it slogs through its dress rehearsal in spots is the final scene where Alain Cavalier and Vincent Lindon literally turn the cameras on each other.
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