August Movie Night – La chèvre

As announced in our August newsletter, our next movie night will take place in AFGO’s office (1516 E. Colonial Dr., Suite 120, Orlando, FL 32803; parking and entrance at back of the building), on Saturday, August 26, starting at 6:30 pm.

As usual, we will first have a friendly potluck dinner, followed by the projection of a French movie subtitled in English.

This month, we offer a film named “La Chèvre” (The Goat).

Author and Director: Francis Veber

Main actors : Gérard Depardieu, Pierre Richard, Corynne Charbit.

After unsuccessfully searching for a French tycoon’s daughter in Mexico, Campana (Depardieu) is grudgingly saddled with accident-prone accountant Perrin (Richard), a would-be presumed to be so maladroit that he will accidentally lead Campana to the missing girl. Once let loose in Mexico, the question becomes whether Perrin will crack the case or crack his own skull first.

As each pratfall brings the unlikely team closer to the missing girl, Campana transforms from dubious referee to helpless accomplice in Perrin’s unending circus of accidents and contagious bad luck.

Depardieu and Richard’s comic chemistry buoys “La Chèvre”, an anarchic slapstick and biting shaggy-dog story, with gentle whimsy and graceful humanity. Whether incredulously sinking in quicksand or buttering toast from a shirtsleeve swamped in breakfast debris, Richard plunges headlong into every catastrophe with inexhaustible fervor and recovers with equally inexhaustible dignity. Depardieu triumphs as a pragmatic private eye clinging to professional detachment as absurdity replaces logic and the line between clown and straight man irrevocably blurs

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