Tournée

Tournée

           Tournée
               Genre: Drama
               Paris, theater, return, tour, Striptease, Cannes 2010
  As an actor Mathieu Amalric has long since arrived on Mount Olympus – and not only because of his appearance as a Bond adversary. As a director, however, it is only at the beginning of his career. And if one uses his first film tour / On tour as a milestone for further development as a filmmaker, this second career Amalrics will make itself more difficult than its merits before the camera. His contribution, which marked the start of this year’s competition in Cannes, turned out at the press screening on the Croisette as the bitter disappointment and plenty of wacky, which is likely to have a hard time at the box office outside France. Amalric gives in his new film, even the greasy ex-TV producer Joachim Zand, who is both professionally and also failed private in every way and now after a little success with a force just as lavishly equipped as lightly clad ladies on a tour of the French province starts. Despite various difficulties harvesting the oblique force much acclaim and is already dreaming of a larger tour that will culminate of course in Paris. Then Joachim is one of his former business partner ripped off and the dream of a glorious comeback dissolves in the thin air. The show business – this is the deal with Oliver Stone’s description of the financial sector in Wall Street: Money never sleeps in common after all – is just not for Sissies. And so Zands battle for the alleged last chance of his life an ongoing journey to Canossa, the demands of the ill-fated lot. The Return of the upper strip, called Burlesque, which in recent years thanks protagonists such as Dita von Teese arrives again in the focus of attention, may have inspired Amalric for his film. But apart from the existing record values Amalrics undeniable actor’s presence, and two or three really successful and touching scenes tour has not even offer because of its fragmentary at best screenplay and his poor dramaturgy really much. The sometimes almost documentary-like descriptions of everyday life, the ramshackle charm of the seedy hotels and third-rate stage and a desperate attempt Joachims, against all odds, still something to be on the legs – all this fits all too rarely for a great whole, and affect despite all the tragedy and comedy are very little. To compete for the Palme d’Or to qualify as a likely candidate in question, which is really too little. And whether it will run at the box office for Amalrics debut film better, one must also doubt very much. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: tour Country of production: France Production year: 2010 Length: 111 (Min.)

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