Les Savates du Bon Dieu

Film

Time Out says

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.

Details

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