A l'attaque!

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

This sunny and anarchic protest comedy combines anything-goes whimsy with a steely political irreverence. It's about how ordinary working people can maintain their autonomy, dignity and spirit in the face of the modern world's arbitrary, overwhelming acts of Mammon - both in life and in cinema. Thus the film not only spins a yarn about an extended family of garage mechanics caught between an overdue bank loan and a runaway contractor's bad debt, it also regularly pulls back a creative level to poke fun at the story's altercating screenwriters (actors stand in for Guédiguian and his regular co-writer Milesi) - one intent on writing an uplifting realist fable true to the lives it represents, the other a sucker for the narrative temptations of blow-jobs and firearms. If the main drama fingers capitalist globalisation as a process of divide, deprive and rule, the film's explicit interrogation of art and entertainment values manifests the invigorating idiosyncrasy of homegrown folk and fare.


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Robert Guédiguian
Jean-Louis Milesi, Robert Guédiguian
Ariane Ascaride
Pierre Banderet
Frédérique Bonnal
Patrick Bonnel
Jacques Boudet
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Alain Langlet
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