Without filter, The Woman King, Chicken fries… The films to see or avoid this week

Wealthy shipwrecked survivors at the mercy of a maid on a desert island, Viola Davis queen of ruthless Amazons, a funny documentary on the investigation of a Belgian cop tracking down the murderer of a young prostitute. What to see this week?

Without filter – Have

Drama by Ruben Östlund, 2h29

Welcome aboard. On this yacht, there are only rich people. Carl and Yaya take part in this luxury cruise by hitch. These two influencer models spend their days on Instagram, posting their every move, counting the number of their followers. Which job ! You have to be handsome and know how to walk. At the same time ? On land, we will have seen them during a casting filmed by a documentary filmmaker who does not have his tongue in his pocket, hesitating before the bill in a starred restaurant. Even though Yaya makes a better living than her fiancé, her credit card is declined. This invitation on the boat is timely. Outside, the storm is breaking out. The ship pitches. The oysters are struggling to pass. The octopus remains intact on its plate. Stomachs heave. The ship sinks. The survivors find themselves on a desert island, lost in the wilderness, at the mercy of an Asian housekeeper. Abigail is the only person who can fish and cook. The director of The Square repeats the feat, including that of winning the Palme d’Or for the second time at the last Cannes Film Festival. Fire on political correctness. Haro on the king money. Enough of the tyranny of appearances. His camera is a flamethrower aimed at the excesses of the wealthy. IN.

The Sixth Child – Have

Drama by Léopold Legrand, 1h32

The sixth child features two close-knit young couples. The first formed by two lawyers, Julien (Benjamin Lavernhe) and Anna (Sara Giraudeau), is sterile and lives in comfort. The other, Franck (Damien Bonnard) and Meriem (Judith Chemla), raises five children in the precariousness of a community of gypsies… And soon six. Two worlds collide. On the one hand, a large and believing family, mortified at the idea of ​​not being able to face the expenses entailed by a new pregnancy. On the other, a couple in need of a child who has exhausted all the recourses of artificial insemination. An almost indecent proposal is born between these beleaguered households: what if this sixth child was secretly exchanged for the repayment of Meriem and Frank’s debts. The first film in the form of an intimate thriller by Léopold Legrand, this drama effectively plunges into the heart of the theme of clandestine adoption. Fair and Poignant. OD

Chicken fries – Have

Documentary by Jean Libon and Yves Hinant, 1h43

It’s like being in a film noir dynamited by the bantering spirit of Benoît Poelvoorde. That of It happened close to you. Despite its double-triggered title, the documentary Poulet frites, signed by the earthy duo of the show “Strip-tease”, rigorously follows the investigation of a Brussels cop. With his team of nickel-plated feet, he tracks down the murderer of a casual prostitute murdered in his apartment. Note, it’s all true. Three years after their César for best documentary for Neither judge nor submissive, the authors of Poulet frites return with a curious thriller that blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction. Without even realizing it, the spectator finds himself immersed in the atmosphere of a criminal investigation, which evokes a novel by Simenon or the thrillers of Raymond Chandler. As jubilant as endearing. OD

tender passions – Have

Comedy-drama by James L. Brooks, 2:12

First film by James L. Brooks, adapted from the novel by Larry McMurtry, winner of five Oscars when it was released in 1984, tender passions well deserves to be (re)discovered. Under its soap-opera airs, this double portrait of a woman – mother Aurora (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter Emma (Debra Winger) – goes from comedy to melodrama with remarkable finesse. Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow and Danny DeVito complete a sparkling cast. E.S.

The Woman King – You can see

Drama by Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2h24

They fell into oblivion in Western history when they were as formidable as the legendary Amazons of Greek mythology and were still mobilized in the 19th century on African battlefields. With The Woman King, Viola Davis brings the Agojie back to life, the warrior regiments that defended Dahomey, now Benin. She portrays General Nanisca, who in the early 1820s trained a new generation of recruits and prepared them for battle against the Oyo, a rival kingdom to which the people of Dahomey and their king owe tribute. Beyond that, the strategist, who feels that old age is gaining her and that her military prowess is coming to an end, wishes to convince her sovereign Ghézo (John Boyega) to renounce the slave trade which enriches the regime and allows it to acquire weapons. to fire and European liquors but enslaves its people. Filled with bloody and spectacular machete fights, The Woman King imposes itself as an uninhibited peplum in line with a Gladiator.CJ

The Court of Miracles – You can see

Comedy by Carine May and Hakim Zouhani, 1 h 33

The Jacques-Prévert school, in Seine-Saint-Denis, is mobilizing to retain its pupils (and their parents), attracted by a new boho-ecological establishment, by creating a “green school” (chicken coop, compost and outings to the park ). A relevant subject (social diversity) and a great cast (Rachida Brakni, Gilbert Melki, Sébastien Chassagne, Raphaël Quenard), for a first film in the form of a social comedy that is less soothing than one might think. E.S.

The sun too close – You can see

Drama of Brieuc Carnaille, 1 h 30

When he leaves the hospital, Basile returns to his sister Sarah (Marine Vacth), his only family and his greatest ally to rebuild himself. Fantastical, charismatic, unstable, this 30-year-old finds work and meets Élodie, a young single mother: he begins to dream of being “normal”… Filmed in Roubaix, this intense film closely follows the torments of a patient suffering from of schizophrenia. Clément Roussier bursts the screen there. OD

Smile – To avoid

Horror by Parker Finn, 1:55

Dr. Rose Cotter sent us her business card to the editorial staff (paramount marketing genius). We did well to wait and see Smile before calling him. The psychiatrist has failing mental health. The fault of his mother’s suicide. The trauma resurfaces when one of his patients with a grimacing smile slits her throat before his eyes. A not bad little horror film. E.S.

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