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PostSubject: 99 Francs - Jan Kounen (2007)   Sat May 03, 2008 7:09 pm

99 Francs
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An overpaid, cocaine-addled Parisian ad man is so disgusted by his craven, manipulative profession that he kills himself in "99 Francs." Wait! No, he doesn't. Well, maybe he does. Jan Kounen, the Carlos Castaneda of hipster helmers, injects a massive dose of pleasingly hallucinatory visuals into this screen adaptation of Gallic media gadfly Frederic Beigbeder's zeitgeist-nailing novel. Pic features yet another zesty, near-irresistable perf by Jean Dujardin ("Brice de Nice," "OSS 117") as smartass creative type Octave, whose professional success holds the germ of personal failure.

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It's very funny yess and very well done, maybe the best movie from Jan Kounen so far (although they are all very good)

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This movie is in a way better than the book. That does not mean much because it is obviously a subjective remark, but there is a plot you can enjoy, and enough creativity in the montage and the way the film is made to obtain an original "product". Visually it is new, and good. It is all very artistic and graphic, without hindering the scenario. You get to see the beauty of superficiality and the cold hard reality of depression and drug abuse behind excessive behaviors. It is a succession of canvases with an elaborate plot. The acting is just great (Jean Dujardin, Vahina Giocante,...), and you follow the characters into their life introspection without doubting a second of how much real they all are. Paradoxically, you will laugh. The few appearances of the author, F. Beigbeder are, you could think, to remain you of the fact that this film was inspired from a book since you tend to forget that fact and enjoy a new story. There are so much novelty in the narration that you enjoy the film with a new eye, as a new story. If you read the book, you'll find some nice reminder and an inch of novelty to adapt the film to 2007. If you have never heard of the book, you will have a nice display of the secrets of how to sell anything through commercials thanks to the advertising business. You will also get to grasp the meaningless of it all. The film is slightly political, but it does not force your judgment with subliminal messages and ready-made ideas. That way, it's always entertaining. It's sometimes a loud movie, but it's definitely worth the ticket seat. This film is truly original and provides a real cinema experience.
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Francs - Jan Kounen (2007)   Sun May 04, 2008 12:15 am

Yeah, we tried to get that for the filmfest I was working for last year, bastards never got back to us...



but good that you remind me, stil wanna see. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 99 Francs - Jan Kounen (2007)   Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:32 am

Seen for the second time tonight
Not often I see movie again after such a short time
Still looove it yess

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