Wonderful. A movie that'll keep you in suspense with wonderful performances and directed by the ever-talented Mr Jacques Audiard. A must see for French film buffs.
Despite an original and interesting premise, this disappointed. Vincent Cassel as the ex-con is very good, the female lead not so much, and pretty much every character in the movie is unlikeable, so it's hard to engage with them or really care what happens to them. The plot is slow, very slow, and the jumpy art-house camera-work adds nothing. 2.5/5
Entertaining movie with a very original script.
French movie with English subtitles; surround system option available. Good, original storyline, not predictable and well balanced; good acting, believable characters. something different, worth a look.
Very good. Made me think of this Hitchcock movie in which the main character is blind. Excellent acting.
Another one i really enjoyed. Very likable and believable characters.
Hard to summarise but the perspective of a deaf hero who uses hearing deficit to great dramatic efffect works very well.
A very clever and quite gripping thriller/romance, with dysfunctional leading characters who had their rough edges and social disabilities but ended up being very appealling. I loved the way the relevance of the title became increasingly significant as the film proceeded. A very satisfying movie experience.
What an entertaining surprise packet of intrigue, suspense and unusual romance--very original to say the least! Life seems to have passed by Carla, a self-effacing spinster and property development secretary. However, beneath the surface of near deaf Carla, lies a woman of grit awaiting release. She and roguish Paul, an ex-con, are two misfits that unexpectedly are thrown together and unpredictably click, feeding off each other to realise their untapped potentials. As this happens she and Paul are thrust into an underworld of crime, betrayals, assaults and murder. There’s delight for viewers who can to tap into their pure joy at discovering their mutual connectedness, a result of their cooperative, audacious and highly risky actions. Four and a half stars.
She's the boss in the office, but he's the boss when it comes to criminal activity. The coming together of this odd pair of complete opposites, the smart criminal and the unworldly girl shrunk into her own shell of disability, makes watching this movie particularly rewarding.
Even though this movie was not our cup of tea it was good. It is not every day one sees a director delibrately showing the endurance suffered by a handicapped person but at the same time showing the attempts at criminal reformation not only fail but at the same time seek to manipulate the innocent for purpose of revenge.
Very good movie with a very surprising end.
Brilliantly written, directed and acted. A very original plot involving the strange relationship that develops between a hearing-impaired office worker and an ex-con who is sent by an employment agency to fill an office assistant's job. For lovers of good sound engineering in film, this is certainly for you. Great French cinema!
The heroine was exploited at work but then did she allow herself to be? Even
her friends used and exploited her. It was not until she met a fairly hopeless
case that she really did something about her appearance and stood up for
herself. There were several tense moments in the film but lots of gaps and
implausibilities. An interesting pair but not a great movie.
Entertaining, thrilling, good suspense, a well balance story well acted.
A fine story well told by an excellent cast and director.
Well acted, unglamourous actors , interesting plot. Characters had depth of character, never sure how the relationship would pan out.
I loved this uncanny film on relationships involving trust, risk taking and self respect. An atmospheric experience.
Another slightly implausible yet gripping, well made film from France. Emmanuelle Devos fails in her attempt to look homely, in spite of the constant disparaging comments about her character in the script. She got a French film award for the role ahead of the star of Amelie. There is plenty to enjoy in this movie. It is not predictable. The characters are engaging and the direction is innovative. You won't be disappointed.
After a promising beginning, this movie descends into a mish-mash of complicated, tedious and illogical sub-plots. Very confusing, and a missed opportunity.
A better than average thriller with great performances from the two leads.
Great acting by both stars. Interesting storyline and fantastic ending to a very close to breaking point sexual tension.
Good cast. Vincent Cassel is very good as usual and so is Emmanuelle Devos. The plot is excellent and dialogues very witty. Not to be missed! One the best French movies released recently
Good plot and storyline but a little slow at times.Worth a look.
Typically brilliant French movie with a great cast and a really different twist at the end.