The Fall Guy, A Little Something Extra, Until the End of the World: what's new at the cinema this week

The Fall Guy, A Little Something Extra, Until the End of the World: what's new at the cinema this week

What to see in theaters


By David Leitch

The essential

The director of Bullet Train transforms Ryan Gosling into a stuntman caught in a plot that is beyond his control. A comedydie d'action like we no longer do.

Stuntman turned director, David Leitch freely adapts the series The man who falls at the right time and features Colt Seavers (Ryan Gosling), a gifted stuntman, whose career is brought to a halt by a serious accident. Colt drops everything, the movies as well as his budding love for a camera assistant (Emily Blunt, obviously impeccable). But when the most famous actor in the world disappears (Aaron Taylor-Johnson imitating Matthew McConaughey, a delight), it is strangely he who is called upon to find him… This action comedy which thrills the privileged of Hollywood (producers; stars with colossal bowlers) to better enable creatives and blue-collar workers (directors and stuntmen) to triumph. A crowd pleaser euphoric, where Ryan Gosling recalls the extent of his comic timing between two spectacular action scenes.

François Léger

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By Nicolas Peduzzi

“Me, I struggle against a logic…” If he is against the logic of performance, that does not prevent Jamal Abdel-Kader from giving without counting. The young psychiatrist, who works at Beaujon hospital, conducts interviews with his patients and their families under the keen eye of Nicolas Peduzzi, who accompanies the doctor through the corridors of the institution. The step of the thirty-year-old is always rapid; the observations on his profession sometimes bitter. Without ever commenting on what he observes, the director captures with great accuracy (like Nicolas Philibert in his psychiatry trilogy) the permanent tension that emanates from the hospital. The doctor is struggling against two very distinct evils: those of the sick, whom he accompanies with unfailing patience and delicacy, and those of the State, which does not provide the means.

Emma Poesy


By Shinya Tsukamoto

In Japan, in the aftermath of the Second World War, the meeting of three solitudes in a dilapidated bar: a young woman living as a recluse, a soldier traumatized by combat and a street urchin… Shinya Tsukamoto, the director of Tetsuoconcludes his “war trilogy” (after Fires on the plain And Killing) with this minimalist and striking film. In a first part behind closed doors, where we feel the destruction and chaos pulsing very powerfully off-camera, he paints touching human portraits, filming his actors up close. The story suddenly breaks and turns into a story of brutal learning when the child leaves this makeshift home to try to survive in a country in ruins. It's a film “like a prayer”, says Tsukamoto, which reflects on the dehumanization of societies at war, with few means, but a heartbreaking sensitivity, and the crazy expressiveness of a child actor, Oga Tsukao, in the face unforgettable.

Frédéric Foubert



By Artus

Artus embarks on directing, ignoring any self-censorship. And straight away, we understand that he has found the perfect tone – inflated but never provocative – for this comedy dealing with disability. With two major assets: the writing of its characters and situations where we laugh a lot not at them but with them. And this without trying to apologize for it in the process. There is our happy days in this A little something extrathis same attachment to his characters, this same quality in the direction of Artus' actors who, alongside a cast of young disabled people who are all irresistible, reveals an actress with cutting energy: Céline Groussard.

Thierry Cheze

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By Viggo Mortensen

With his second directorial film, Viggo Mortensen tells a piece of the conquest of the West from the point of view of a Canadian woman (Vicky Krieps) settling in Nevada in the 1860s with her Danish husband (Viggo, himself ). But the Civil War breaks out, the man goes to fight alongside the northerners, and the woman must face alone the bastards who populate the region. Mortensen offers a feminist look at the codes of the western, enriching it with original propositions (references to chivalry, the French culture of the heroine, etc.) while playing the game of old-school pleasures, with magnificent landscapes and archetypal villains . And he thus reactivates a certain idea of ​​great Hollywood cinema à la Sydney Pollack, committed, romantic, and knowing how to sublimate its stars.

Frédéric Foubert

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By Juan Sebastian Vasquez

Two existences suspended on a simple piece of paper, on the decision of two border police agents at the New York airport. This is what this first feature tells us in which we follow the (mis)adventures of Diego and Elena, a Venezuelan and a Spanish couple who left Barcelona to start a new life across the Atlantic. The entire action takes place between the four walls of two offices, through initially harmless questions which become more and more pernicious and shatter the certainties of the two characters about each other like the gaze that we carry on them. Border line talks about the abuse of power, ordinary racism born from the fear of others just because they are different but without ever giving a lesson or drawing a line (75 minutes, not one more!) quits to be destabilized by its abrupt end. A suffocating suspense.

Thierry Cheze


By Pascal Bonitzer

An Egon Schiele despoiled by the Nazis reappears in a workers' pavilion. Not just any one, it's about Withered sunflowers sold – for real – at Christie's for 17.2 million euros in 2006. In this film by Pascal Bonitzer we are not there yet. For professionals in the sector, it’s a matter of getting their hands on it, of getting lathered up before unveiling it. The drama that plays out not without malice is to make worlds that do not necessarily touch each other co-exist. Everything, moreover, is a matter of social blindness where any idea of ​​refinement is measured by its relationship to things, to art in particular which has become a market value. The staging constantly plays with trompe l'oeil, its supposed realism curling up in a sort of restless torpor which invites us to reconfigure people and places. From then on, the plot itself is deliberately diluted in its own illusions (the picture finally revealed will disappoint an expert), and places consciences at the forefront.

Thomas Baura


By Joao Salaviza, Renée Nader, Mesjoa Salaviza and Renée Sora

In Brazil, soy cultivation leads to the deforestation of 10,000 km2 of Amazonian forest per year. This film, which won an award at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section last year, focuses on the Krahô people who live there and whose ancestral culture is seriously threatened. Halfway between documentary and fiction – let's rather talk about a dream film – this Flower of Buriti plunges us into the heart of the daily lives of these men, women and children in total symbiosis with their environment. Traces of the past (massacre by voracious farmers in 1940, humiliations during the dictatorship in the 60's) resurface in an equally uncertain present. Holding a large gathering of indigenous peoples in Brasilia is an opportunity to make their voices heard. The staging listens to each sensation and becomes one with its subject. Strong.

Thomas Baura

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By Antoine Raimbault

In 2012, José Bové, MEP, exposed a conspiracy involving European authorities and tobacco lobbies, starting from the Dalli affair (a European Commissioner wrongly accused of corruption) to the directive in preparation for cigarette packets neutral. Antoine Raimbault (director of the remarkable An intimate conviction) decided to make it an office thriller where Bouli Lanners walks the corridors of the Parliament and the European Commission, from Strasbourg to Brussels, in the guise of a revolutionary peasant. Impeccable in the role, however, it is not enough to make us understand all the issues of the investigation. Clever, Raimbault integrates in return Céleste Brunnquell, perfect as a candid intern in order to popularize everything. But despite a playful staging, the film does not escape the annoying question, that of wondering if a documentary would not have been more adequate…

Lucie Chiquer


By Nessim Chikhaoui

Revealed by the convincing Placed, Nessim Chikhaoui draws inspiration for his second feature from the strike of outsourced housekeepers in large hotels in 2019 (from which the figure of Rachel Kéké, who became an MP), emerged. But this time he does not manage to go beyond the stage of good intentions throughout a story where we never stop thinking that a documentary would have been a more appropriate form. There still remains a real sense of casting, symbolized by the fact of seeing (finally!!!!) Corinne Masiero in a role the polar opposite of Marleau.

Thierry Cheze


By Aly Yeganeh

In a Yazidis village, an armed Daesh group massacres a Kurdish family whose mother refuses to wear the hijab. Sibel, 13, is kidnapped there and reduced to sexual slavery. But the atrocity of the film's opening is quickly replaced by ordinary everyday life as Sibel is taken in in France by a woman who tries in vain to impose a “normal” life on her. But by excessively exploiting the dramatic scope of her experience (not without paternalism) in this fiction, Sibel becomes a martyr without voice or target.

Downhold on Assie


By Laurent Rodriguez

Welcomed by a university professor, four Syrian refugee students talk about their past lives in a country at war, their memories in France and their plans for the future. Between the back and forth from black and white to color and the animation passages, the documentary attempts to energize their testimonies but struggles to overcome the monotony of the sequences. Laurent Rodriguez compiles snippets of the daily lives of these young people in search of a political and cultural identity.

Downhold on Assie

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