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FILM REVIEW – Potiche

By Marty Mulrooney

Potiche

Potiche is a French-Belgian comedy directed by François Ozon, starring Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu. Set during 1977 and based on the play of the same name by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grédy, Potiche tells the story of Suzanne Pujol (Deneuve), the ‘trophy housewife’ of wealthy umbrella factory owner Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini). When Robert’s factory workers go on strike due to unfair working conditions and take him hostage, Suzanne is forced to step in and manage the business herself. Taking everyone by surprise, she proves herself to be an assertive, resourceful and above all, fair boss. But when Robert returns, it immediately becomes clear that he has no intention whatsoever of allowing his wife to remain in charge…

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FILM REVIEW – 22 Bullets

By Marty Mulrooney

22 Bullets

22 Bullets is a French thriller directed by Richard Berry. It stars Jean Reno (Léon, Ronin) as Charly Matteï, a retired mobster who seeks revenge on his former childhood friend after being gunned down and left for dead in the underground car park of Marseille’s Old Port.  22 Bullets is out from today (31st January 2011) on DVD and Blu-ray.

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