Emanuelle Cuau
FRA 2007
100 min

When Parisian accountant Alex stumbles upon a routine identity check, he stops to watch. The police tell him to move along, but he insists on his right to do what he likes in public, a point of view that earns him a night in the cells. Still outraged in the morning, he is committed to a psychiatric clinic. Once in the system, how is he meant to get out? Très bien, merci is a portrait of the abuses of power in France. It is comic and horrifying by turns, as the drama contrasts Alex's experience with «normal» life as seen by his partner, Béatrice. A subtle, unsentimental political drama.
In its attention to pragmatic detail anchored in social realities, Très bien, merci could be read as a comic update of Hitchcock's The Wrong Man. Emanuelle Cuau deftly conveys the stigma of being considered guilty until proven innocent. What might qualify as «proof» is always a micron out of reach. (Lisa Nesselson)

  • Gilbert Melki - Alex
  • Sandrine Kiberlain - Béatrice
  • Olivier Cruveiller - Landier
  • Christophe Odent - Alex' Vorgesetzter
  • Nathalie Akoun-Cruveiller - Ärztin
  • Frederic Pierrot - Assistenzarzt
  • Emanuelle Cuau
  • Agnès Caffin
  • Bruno de Keyzer
  • Emanuel Soland
  • Jackie Bastide
  • Véronique Barneoud
  • Dorothée Lissac
Gemini Films 34 blvd de Sébastopol 75004 Paris, Frankreich T 1 44 54 17 17

Gemini Films 34 blvd de Sébastopol 75004 Paris, Frankreich T 1 44 54 17 17

Stadtkino Filmverleih Spittelberggasse 3/3, 1070 Wien T 1 522 48 14,
35 mm
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