Director: Yann Samuell
Writer: Yann Samuell
Premier: 29 August 2003
Length: 93 minutes
Guillaume Canet … Julien Janvier
Marion Cotillard … Sophie Kowalsky
Plot: When two childhood friends can’t get separated, because they can’t stop playing a dangerous game, life gets really complicated.
Chit~Chat: “… Yet there’s one game you must never play. And I mean never! Even if your best buddy wants you to. And that’s burying yourself in a block of cement!” and with these words an amazing movie is starting to unfold.
I haven’t seen many French films, but I liked their peculiar way of making a movie. The amount of colors they use, the way they form the story is refreshing and dazzling at the same time. Their language makes their movies so lyrical, so full of emotions. And when this colorful and mind-blowing way of film making pairs up with such a great story then you’ve got an amazing movie.
Sophie and Julien have a very interesting game, and they play it without stopping, till they are so old that the game gets a very harsh flavor. Their connection is so strong that they still love each other after ten years of separation, which is part of the game too.
The craziness of the game, the joy of life, the colors of the film, the acting of these two great actors makes this movie a masterpiece.