The Red Dwarf
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A Michel Tournier short story is the source for this expressionistic Belgian-French-Italian comedy-drama, filmed in black-and-white with French dialogue. Lucien L'Hotte (Jean-Yves Thual), a dwarf who works for a law firm, is befriended by circus trapeze artist Isis (Dyna Gauzy), who views him as her guardian angel. Minus love, Lucien writes and mails letters to upset the marriages of others. His company's number one client, divorced vocalist Paola Bendoni (Anita Ekberg) vamps him at her villa, and their affair begins. But her later rejection doesn't sit well, so he creeps into her… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jean-Yves Thual gives a wonderfully expressive performance, but his efforts are negated by writer-director Yvan LeMoine's questionable choices."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"With this poetic but unsettling debut, Le Moine establishes himself as a bold filmmaking talent."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
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