As announced in our monthly newsletter, the February movie night will take place on Saturday, February 24, at AFGO’s office.
It will start at 6:30 pm with a potluck dinner, followed by the projection of a French movie subtitled in English.
This month, we offer a film named “Jo”.
“Jo” is a French comedy film, originally released in 1971. It was directed by Jean Girault and stars Louis de Funes, Bernard Blier, Claude Gensac and Sylvie Brisard.
The script is based on Antoine Brisebard, a famous comedy playwright, who is struggling with financial difficulties and is preparing to sell his country villa to an English couple. What no one knows, however, is that Brisebard is actually a victim of blackmail since his wife Sylvie, a famous actress, is the daughter of a notorious robber-murderer. His extortionist is a malevolent criminal only known as Jo, who visits him often to pick up his hush money.
But faced with certain ruin, Brisebard is preparing to do away with Jo once and for all, planning his deed under the guise of him trying to write the script for a crime play and consulting his friend, attorney Colas, for ideas of how to efficiently get rid of the body.
He finally takes up the offer of garden landscaper Tonelotti to erect a pavilion, whose foundation would provide the ideal hiding place for the corpse.