DVD – Tell me what the Rain (DVD)

DVD - Tell me what the Rain (DVD)

Tell me what the Rain (DVD)

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Journalist, sibling relationships, politics, southern France, campaigning, housekeeper, feminist

trials and tribulations of life

If the title tells the story of a little rain, then it is not surprising that it is right at the beginning of the film’s raining. But the rain only plays a supporting role in Agnès Jaouis third movie tell me what the rain. In wonderfully lively and amusing way, she says with a great ensemble of character and strong dialogues from the trials and tribulations of human relations.

In the center of the film is a feminist and author of the Paris Agathe Villanova (Agnes Jaoui), who wants to go into politics. The election campaign because of the quota system, it leads back to their home on the land in southern France. On this occasion she visited her younger sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot), who lives in the house of the dead mother with her husband, Stéphane (Guillaume de Tonquedec), their children and the Algerian housekeeper Mimouna (the only amateur actor in the movie: Mimouna Hadji). The sisters can not be more different and offer just the right level of potential conflict, which takes the film for its development.

At Agathe there are two men apart by themselves, and although Karim, the son of the housekeeper (Jamel Debbouze) and his friend, the journalist Michel Ronsard (Jean-Pierre Bacri). They both want to make a documentary about aspiring politician – as part of a TV series on “Successful Women”. Agatha seems to have little desire on the project, but can nevertheless a fact, a good film could eventually be useful in the campaign. That the two men go to work, however amateurish than one might imagine, makes the film turn into a fiasco. Whether the technology, the work ethic or other irritants from the environment – something goes wrong. One of the funniest scenes is when during a shoot suddenly show up on the mountain sheep and bleating is no longer stop. When it even starts to rain, the mood is completely over.

The chaos of the shooting are the turbulence in the privacy of the main characters in nothing. Michel suffers from the distance from his son, Agathe is increasing its political commitment into question, her friend Antoine (Frederic Pierrot) feels ignored by Agatha, Florence is having an affair with Michel, Karim flirting with his colleague, Aurélie (Florence Loiret-Caille) Mimouna and assumes a new position. A rainy summer will change quite a lot in the lives of the characters.

The plot in itself sounds unspectacular and he would be if it were filled with boring characters. But just as the movie hits the mark. Each piece in itself has enormous charm, wit and intellect as it is generally known only from the French cinema. Interestingly, each character sees himself as a victim of another injustice, and work around each other to know. Agatha sees himself as a victim of misogyny and sexism and trying to quick-witted as she is, however, struggling with words. Her sister feels humiliated because she feels that her mother always felt less than her sister loved. But while Agathe struggling against injustice, suffering Florence preferred to himself.

Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri, the two main characters in the film have also written the screenplay for the film. Not only are they in league with each other professionally, and privately they have long run a relationship. Jaoui has been working since the early eighties as an actress, etc. for Alain Corneau, Patrice Chereau, and Cédric Klapisch. In 2000 she shot her first film The Taste of Others / Le goût des autres, where she even plays a part. The screenplay she wrote with Bacri. The film won four Cesar and an Oscar nomination. With her second directing job Look at me / Comme une image (2004) made himself a name more Jaoui: The critics in Cannes 2004, adopted the film enthusiastically. She received the screenplay for 2004 together with Bacri, the Palme d’Or.

(Katrin Knauth)

Title: Tell me what the Rain (DVD) Original Title: Parlez-moi de la pluie Country of production: France Year of production: 2008 Length: 98 (Min) Published by: Alamode Film format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, French EAN: 4042564120349 Extras: Making Of

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