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Our Day Will Come

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
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.
Written by Ben Walters

Release Details

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

Cast and crew

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