Our Day Will Come

Remember that redhead-genocide video for MIA’s single ‘Born Free’? Well, this is sort-of-but-not-really the feature version. It shares the promo’s director, Romain Gavras, and gingerphobia as a driving element, but here it’s largely internalised. Rémy (Olivier Barthelemy) is your average alienated youth, Patrick (Vincent Cassel) the listless older provocateur who takes him under his wing. The red(ish) hair they share proves a useful device for stoking Rémy’s various complexes – three parts persecution to one part messiah with a good dose of closet anxiety thrown in – and they strike up a sort of vagabond ‘Fight Club’ à deux, getting in the faces of the hapless denizens of post-industrial northern France. It’s nicely photographed and Cassel and Barthelemy show willing but, facile references to Irish Republicanism notwithstanding, there’s a whiff of inconsequentiality around the film, which feels stretched at just over 80 minutes. These chumps’ day won’t come any time soon.

Release details

Rated: 18
Release date: Friday July 29 2011
Duration: 83 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Romain Gavras
Screenwriter: Romain Gavras
Cast: Vincent Cassel
Olivier Barthelemy
Justine Lerooy

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|3
1 person listening
Joseph K

Just watch the film and stop wasting time reading reviews by random losers like myself or wannbe hacks like Ben Walters. Contains violence, frenchness, and some large boobs.

Thanos

The movie was for me the best surprise in films for a long time. I went unprepared what to expect and I left the cinema exhilarated! Such a brilliant idea about the concept of identity and what a manic fervor from Cassel! Obviously Mr. Walters who wrote about the film did not get it AT ALL! Irish republicanism???? He obviously missed the metaphor altogether...

Thanos

The movie was for me the best surprise in films for a long time. I went unprepared what to expect and I left the cinema exhilarated! Such a brilliant idea about the concept of identity and what a manic fervor from Cassel! Obviously Mr. Walters who wrote about the film did not get it AT ALL! Irish republicanism???? He obviously missed the metaphor altogether...