On 31, Jan 2013 | In | By fffdemo
The Big Night
Le Grand Soir
de Benoît Delépine et Gustave Kervern
French trouble-makers Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern are back with an anarchic and oddball comedy about aging punks in France.
‘Not’ (Benoît Poelvoorde, star of Romantics Anonymous) is the “oldest punk in Europe with a dog”, hanging out at the local shopping mall and sleeping in dumpsters where his parents run a café specialising in potatoes.
His conformist brother, Jean-Pierre (played by the superb Cleese-like Albert Dupontel) is a local mattress salesman threatened by unemployment. After seeing his brother’s despair, Not feels it’s time to introduce him to the world of the mosh-pit, binge-drinking and showing a finger to the system.
Set almost entirely in the corporate world of the shopping precinct, Le Grand Soir portrays a seemingly absurd world filled with characters who are desperately trying to find their place in the world. The supporting cast includes legendary French singer Brigitte Fontaine as the men’s wacky mother and an unlikely cameo by Gérard Depardieu who plays the role of an unreliable fortune-teller.