Les Savates du Bon Dieu

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Fred, an illiterate, immature thug, reacts in character when his girlfriend ups and leaves him - attacking a neighbour with an axe, robbing a post office and taking to the road with another, more compliant girl in tow. But as Fred progresses fitfully towards redemption and a sense of responsibility, Brisseau bit by bit fantasticates the action, taking in a spectacular supernatural intervention, plus serial manifestations in various guises by M'Bo as a sort of benevolent Clare Quilty. It doesn't really work (Merhar is irksome and unpersuasive as the ever-present Fred), but it's sympathetic in aim and quite distinctive in manner.

Release details

Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau
Screenwriter: Jean-Claude Brisseau
Cast: Stanislas Merhar
Raphaele Godin
Emile Abossolo M'Bo
Coralie Revel
Paulette Dubost