The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun

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Rating: 5.5/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Joann Sfar

Stars: Freya Mavor, Benjamin Biolay, Elio Germano

A secretary steals her boss' car to go joyriding. She visits a seaside town she swears she's never been to, but everyone knows her name. And when a body turns up in the trunk of the car, she is the lead suspect in a murder she knows nothing about. Is she going crazy?

Writers: Patrick Godeau, Sébastien Japrisot, Freya Mavor, Benjamin Biolay, Elio Germano, Freya Mavor, Benjamin Biolay, Elio Germano, Stacy Martin, Thierry Hancisse, Sandrine Laroche, Frederic Etherlinck, Alain Bellot, Édouard Giard, François-Dominique Blin, Noémie Morales, Lou Lambrecht, Vera Van Dooren, Chloé de Grom, Inès Dubuisson, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Freya Mavor - Dany Dorémus
Benjamin Biolay - Michel Caravaille
Elio Germano - Stefano, dit Georges (Le jeune homme aux yeux noirs)
Stacy Martin - Anita
Thierry Hancisse - Le garagiste (as Thierry Hancisse de la Comédie Française)
Sandrine Laroche - La femme du garagiste
Frederic Etherlinck - Un type de la station service
Alain Bellot - L'autre type de la station service
Édouard Giard - Le routier bouquet de violettes (as Edouard Giard)
François-Dominique Blin - Le routier du relais
Noémie Morales - Sylvie
Lou Lambrecht - La petite fille du garagiste
Vera Van Dooren - La dame qui a vu
Chloé de Grom - La jolie brune
Inès Dubuisson - La fille au chignon

Country: France, Belgium

Language: French

Release Date: 3 Jan

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User Review


Rating: 8/10

Great aesthetics throughout, beautifully shot, amusingly playful dialogues -sometimes unreal, sometimes carrying shifting meanings or seemingly no meaning at all- this film is a dreamy, sensual ride with a gorgeous actress (and character) on which the camera often lingers... The male counterpart can also be evocative though, but I like how the film just celebrates this beautiful woman, and with great music makes her attitude even more catchy. Meanwhile, the character is ambiguous, sometimes naive, other times vindicative and strong, sometimes simply weak. I struggle to find the underlying meaning of the film and though I have theories I am more than satisfied to let my appreciation of the movie be on a purely aesthetic level.


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