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Michele Laroque and Kad Merad - Michele Laroque and Kad Merad Cannes, France - 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 5 - The Artist - Premiere Sunday 15th May 2011

Michele Laroque and Kad Merad
Michele Laroque and Kad Merad

Michele Laroque and Laemmle Sunset Monday 11th August 2008 The Premiere of 'The Neighbor' held at The Laemmle Sunset 5 Los Angeles, California

Michele Laroque and Laemmle Sunset
Michele Laroque and Laemmle Sunset
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Matthew Modine, Michele Laroque and Laemmle Sunset
Michele Laroque and Laemmle Sunset
Matthew Modine, Michele Laroque and Laemmle Sunset

Michele Laroque - Saturday 17th May 2008 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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Michele Laroque

Ma Vie En Rose Review


Good
Curious and uneven French melodrama, much better than it should be, about the world's youngest cross dresser: a seven year old boy who wants to be a girl. Uh, okay. Interesting tale about how society screws with the outcasts.

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The Closet Review


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In this lighthearted, unpretentious comedy, Daniel Auteuil sheds the intensity of his previous roles -- in Les Voleurs, Ma saison préférée, Manon of the Spring, to name just a few -- and plays a shy, crooked-nosed accountant too boring to be tolerated by just about anyone. His François Pignon -- an appropriate name for somebody who is about to be fired, literally, for being a bore -- is a harmless placeholder who has no ambitions and no misconceptions about who he is.

Pignon's wife couldn't stand him and left two years ago, yet he still phones regularly to her and their indifferent teenage son. After learning that he is soon to be fired, Pignon, distraught, returns home and meets that "perfect stranger" we all want to meet someday: The one who steps into our life and brings magic into it. From that moment on, the neighbor, Belone (Michel Aumont), navigates Pignon's life like a chess game.

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The Closet (Le Placard) Review


Very Good

Although Francis Veber's "The Closet" is billed as a comedy, it's not clear at first what sense of humor it might have. The prolific French director has been known to make screwball comedies ("Le jouet"), social commentary comedies ("La cage aux folles") and even cruel, dark comedies ("Le diner des cons," aka "The Dinner Game").

Since "The Closet" is about a miserably-divorced, middle-aged, middle-management sad sack (Daniel Auteuil), all the early indicators pointed to it being one of those melancholy, sad-clown French comedies that have a tendency to become quickly tiresome.

Auteuil wakes up the morning after learning he's about to be fired and stares dejectedly out his large kitchen window like nothing more could go wrong in his life.

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The Closet Movie Review

The Closet Movie Review

In this lighthearted, unpretentious comedy, Daniel Auteuil sheds the intensity of his previous roles --...

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