Our review of Une belle course: help taxi!

The alchemy and natural complicity is evident between Dany Boon (right) playing Line Renaud’s taxi driver in the film Christian Carion. JEAN-CLAUDE LOTHER

CRITICAL – The new film by Christian Carion features a nonagenarian who leaves her home to enter a retirement home. And offers Line Renaud and Dany Boon a beautiful cinema duo, accomplice and moving.

Basically, taxis are to cinema what water is to life on earth: an essential element without which no encounter or chase could take place. Of Taxi Driver at Miss Daisy and her driverPassing by The Purple Taxi, Taxi Tehran of Jafar Panahi, or even the saga Taxi initiated by Gérard Pirès, these vehicles populate films all over the world like so many promising messengers of action, emotion or drama. A great race by Christian Carion (Merry Christmas) does not escape this narrative scheme.

It all starts with an exasperated Parisian driver (Dany Boon) who honks his horn furiously in front of the suburban house of an old lady who has called him for “a nice run” as it is called in the jargon of the profession. Line Renaud enters the stage as in the theater. Imperial and mischievous, this sparkling-eyed nonagenarian embodies an old lady who has to leave her home to go to a retirement home. The taxi serves as a funny place for a meeting…

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