The American filmmaker, Wes Anderson, signs a crazy comedy in vintage France. In “the French dispatch“, he leads in his sweet madness an impressive cast: Bill Murray, France Mc Dormand, Benicio Del Toro, Léa Sedoux, Tilda Swinton…

A movie shot in the french town of Angoulème

“This is the first time that I read a script and that I do not see anything to change, so everything is perfect” declared this morning Bill Murray on the antenna of France Inter in the Boomerang show of Augustin Trappenard, by the way from the film “The French dispatch”. Shot in the city of Angoulème before the pandemic, this eagerly awaited film by the author of “The grand Budapest Hotel” was presented at the last Cannes film festival and is released in cinemas across France this Wednesday.

“It invites us to reflect on the past”

The film sets the scene for Ennui-sur-Blasé, an Angoulème with false airs of Paris. It is cut up like a newspaper, section by section, in which delirious characters parade. Among them are the incredible adventures of an assassin turned modern art specialist in prison. Wes Anderson stages each shot of “the French dispatch” with undeniable virtuosity and the sets are breathtaking. The film is visually stunning, the director’s unusual humor is always the same and we find it with pleasure. “It invites us to reflect on the past and all that has gone from it,” journalist Augustin Trappenard said this morning of the film.

the french dispatch

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