Félix et Lola


Time Out says

Round and round go the randomly colliding dodgems, as waif with a past Gainsbourg haunts a fairground, dogged by Nemesis figure Bashung and watched over by lovelorn Torreton, the evidently disaster-bound hero. The unpredictable Leconte here harks back to Prévert-style poetic realism, with these tales of happiness frustrated, malaise-stricken lovers and a penchant for corny metaphors. Or so it seems - until he pulls a post-modern switcheroo which will delight some and irritate others. But if the nature of the movie is subject to variation, a superlatively played final scene reassures us that we are watching a love story after all. It would be diverting to see how the highly sympathetic Gainsbourg-Torreton combo fared with more mainstream material.


Release details

91 mins

Cast and crew

Patrice Leconte
Claude Klotz, Patrice Leconte
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Philippe Torreton
Alain Bashung
Philippe Du Janerand
Ahmed Guedalya
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