The cinema outings of Wednesday September 14: Honorary Citizen, Coup de théâtre, Canaille… (VIDEO)

The holidays are now really behind us. Head in the handlebars, many of us need a good dose of humor. That’s good, cinemas have spread the word and are offering a week of releases frankly marked by comedy and humor. First of all, the event of the week is undoubtedly honorary citizen by Mohammad Hamidi. In this film (about which we give you 3 good reasons to go to theaters), Kad Merad plays a recognized writer who returns to his native village in Algeria. And there, not everything will go as planned. For the occasion, the actor leaned for us on his filmography through some well-chosen objects (well felt, one would be tempted to say, in reference to a famous Maroilles). Humor, there is also on the poster of Canailles, the spicy encounter between Jose Garcia and François Cluzet, as well as in Coup de théâtre, a funny investigation full of references to Agatha Christie. We tell you more.

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Since receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Algerian-born writer Samir Amin (Kad Merad) has lived reclusively in his Parisian home. Out of inspiration, he gets depressed and doesn’t want to see anyone anymore, until the day he receives an invitation from his native village. Against all odds, he decides to go to Algeria thirty-five years after his departure… After half an hour which is a bit awkward for Algerians (but why so many clichés about the country?), this remake of an Argentinian film takes its flight thanks to the arrival of Oulaya Amamra (Caesar of the best female hope for divine). Indeed, his character breathes life into the film, pointing out the (real) problems of Algerian youth. Another good surprise, the very funny appearance of Jamel Debbouze (also producer of the film) as a cemetery guardian.

In London in the 1950s, the film adaptation of La Souricière, a play, was interrupted when its famous director was assassinated. Stoppard, a disillusioned old cop, leads the investigation with Agent Stalker, an enthusiastic newbie. Despite an XXL cast, headlined by Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2), this offbeat police investigation turns into a rather anecdotal parody of a classic Cluedo.

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A wounded robber, Antoine (François Cluzet) takes refuge with Elias (José Garcia), a history teacher. The cohabitation is all the more complex as Lucie (Doria Tillier), a revengeful cop, puts herself on the trail of the criminal. By multiplying the breaks in tone, this detective comedy takes its time a little too much to develop its plot. The last third of the film, in the form of a joyfully amoral game of massacre, allows us to start off on a positive note.

In this adaptation of Judith Kerr’s eponymous children’s album, a mother and her daughter prepare their snack when they receive a visit from a particularly hungry tiger. Neat animation and a nice variation around the theme of (sometimes misleading) appearances. Bringing together three other short films placed under the sign of the tiger, this animation program will delight the little ones. Between fantasy, humor and reflection.

The cinema outings of Wednesday September 14: Honorary Citizen, Coup de théâtre, Canaille… (VIDEO)