Fabrice EbouĂ© (Coexist, Back to Square One)
Fabrice EbouĂ© (Coexist, Back to Square One)
Marina Fois (Conviction, Sink or Swim, Divorce French Style, Poliss)
Nicolas Lumbreras (Penny Pincher)
Lisa Do Couto Teixeira
Delivery: APOLLO, October 27th, 2021
2021 / Original language: French / Color / 2.39 / 5.1 / available in uhd & 4k
The film follows a struggling butcher couple, whose relationship is on the rocks. When one of them accidentally kills a vegan activist, he uses his skills to dispose of the bodyâ€¦to the delight of his clueless customers.
Sophie and Vincent have run a family owned butcher shop for over 10 years. But with competition from meat factories, their small business is on the brink of bankruptcy and their marriage is falling apart. All seems lost when Vincent accidentally kills a vegan activist who vandalized their shop a few days earlier.
Vincent is overwhelmed and terrified of being accused of murder., The only solution he can come up with, is to get rid of the body by turning it into ham, which his wife will inadvertently sell.
Life takes an astonishing turn, when suddenly the shop is packed with customers and they cannot meet the demand for their â€śextraordinary ham â€ś. Sophie seems to fall in love again with Vincent. How far will they go to save their business and their marriage? The idea of starting over, could be very a very tantalizing prospect!
Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre (2022)
BIFAN - Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
Norwegian International Film Festival (2022)
Nominated in the "French Touch" category
100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
â€śWhen done right, black comedies stand on a league of their own. One need only look at films like the Coen Brosâ€™ Fargo or Martin McDonaghâ€™s In Bruges to agree with that sentiment. So, where does this latest offering from France fall, in the grand cinematic pantheon of black comedies ?â€ť
Â«Entertaining and darkly funny Â»
â€śLean, irreverent and wickedly funnyâ€ť
â€śA prime cut of devilishly dark comedy, with an astonishing hit rate of slapstick humour and biting dialogueâ€ť
â€śFois is perfectly cast in the sort o willain role thatâ€™s rare these days, clearly relishing the viciousnsess of itâ€ť
"A hilarious film"
"An uninhibited hybrid mix between acid-macabre satire, meaty-romantic slasher and bizarro-horror comedy"
"Barbaque plays the card of radical and audacious experimentation, to the rhythm of a meat cleaver."
"An original and entertaining comedy"
â€śA totally audacious comedyâ€ť
"Very entertaining and very caustic"
"Marina Fois is absolutely remarkable"
"A biting French comedy"
"A wacky, trashy comedy"
"Barbaque takes a look at the violence of the times we live in, all the more terrifying given that it seems inescapable"
"Very effective dark comedy"
"Fabrice EbouĂ© has made his own version of Delicatessen. The French comedy for the times"
"A savagely funny comedy"
"Marina Fois is perfect as a psychopathic wife"
"An uninhibited, caustic, funny slasher"
Le journal du Dimanche
â€śTriumphant, trashy and twistedâ€ť
â€śFabrice EbouĂ© has a talent for carving up a comedy with searing humor, delightfully tender and bloody inside."
Le Figaro Magazine
"The script is a minor masterpiece, ferocious and funny"
"A butcher's comedy, bloody and hilarious"
"A delightful satire"
"A gory comedy that's a cross between Tarantino and Man Bites Dog"
TĂ©lĂ© 7 jours
"Biting, provocative and often delightful"
"Funny and appetizing, tooâ€ť
"A funny, provocative and bloody film"
"Corrosive, politically incorrect and funny"
La LibertĂ© (Switzerland)
"A dark, irreverent comedy served up raw"
Le Soir (Belgium)
"Somewhere between a stroke of genius and total insanity, "Some Like It Rare" is delightful because it's disturbing"
La Vanguardia (Spain)
"An offering that combines cutting criticism of the politically correct with very dark humor"
"It is a slight, lightweight film, gruesomely hilarious in places, with one or two echoes of the Coen brothersâ€™ Fargo."
"A horror for herbivores, Some Like it Rare is a beautifully seasoned melting pot of warring morals and ideas about the meat industry, one that never takes itself too seriously."
Horror Cult Films
"A tongue-in-cheek comedy that isnâ€™t afraid to push the envelope but does so in such a wonderful."
The Wee Review
â€śA delicious treatâ€ť
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