Tip Top begins with a fight in a bar. A cop insults Arabs and we quickly understand, that it is to protect one of them. Two women of the IGPN, the police of police, then arrive in a police station from the North of France, to investigate on an informer’s death. The movie then takes us in a seedy world and describes a sad French reality.
Serge Bozon chose to deal with this subject with an off-the-wall humor. It works well for the first hour, mainly because Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Kiberlain are amazing and hilarious. They play wonderfully their roles of crazy women and their duo works perfectly. Unfortunately this absurd humor ends up boring us and I personally felt quite lost, too much to really enjoy the movie.
Sunrise - Deauville
Hedi Slimane, creative director for Yves Saint-Laurent since March 2012, had used us to grunge versions of the French designer’s codes. His two last clips break with punk ideals to give room to poetry, calm and luxury. A perfect match to the image of YSL new line of ballet flats, “Saint-Laurent Dance”.
Didier is a country/bluegrass singer. Elise is a tattoo artist. They fell in love at first sight – in spite of all their differences – moved in together and Elise joined Didier’s band. They had a daughter together, but she fell terribly ill and then everything fell apart.
The Broken Circle shows how the couple tries and struggle against their 6-year-old daughter leukemia. It’s a deep, harrowing, yet wonderful love story. Sometimes the characters are unfortunately a bit excessive – but who wouldn’t be in such a tragic situation. However Felix Van Groeningen remains subtle and measured and signs an extremely beautiful movie, with an amazing soundtrack.