Louise-Michel (2008)

Absurdist duo Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern follow-up 2004's Aaltra with this sparse black comedy in which the recently-fired female employees at a children's clothing factory pool their funds to put a hit on their callous… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 24, 2008
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David Jenkins
Time Out

Offers a rousing reminder of the power (and eccentricities) of the pissed-off proletariat.

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Peter Bradshaw

Some definite laughs.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

A darkly funny film in the same vein as Micmacs, in this French crime caper political correctness gets le boot.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

Who knew empowerment could be so winning and so simultaneously grotesque?

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Julian White
Little White Lies

Definitely more enjoyable when you break it down into bits and pieces in your head afterwards.

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

The laughs are defiantly non-PC, but there's no doubting the sympathetic handling of the working-class heroes, nor the righteous rage at the injustices of contemporary capitalism.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Even by English-language black comedy standards, it's a decidedly odd mixture of fun and revenge.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

Although directors Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine strive a little too hard at times for outrage, it's still wickedly funny, and Moreau and Lanners are terrific as the grotesque anti-heroes.

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At the Movies (Australia)

This is the best comedy I've seen since Burn After Reading or Death At A Funeral. It's terrific.

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