Time Out says
With a section focused on each brother, ‘Le Clan’ (co-written by Morel and Christophe Honoré, who made ‘Ma Mère’) is provocative but somewhat disjointed. Most potent is the sweltering intensity of Marc’s circle, a hypermale arena of torsos and face-offs, rituals and physical grace, which echoes Claire Denis’ ‘Beau Travail’ (1999) and even Fassbinder’s ‘Querelle’ (1982). There’s a chillier tenor to the alternative pecking order of Christophe’s new meat-packing job and a more relaxed feel to the touchingly romantic final segment, in which Olivier spreads his wings. It’s frustrating that this last gets such short shrift – it both feels abbreviated and is saddled with a distancing retrospective voice-over from another character – as Olivier’s progress offers more intriguing potential than the schematic trajectories of Marc’s machismo or Christophe’s career. Still, the intelligence and sensitivity in the portrayals of the characters makes this an appealingly abrasive portrait of a male colony.
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