France société anonyme (1974)

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France société anonyme (1974). 1h 38m

“Alain Corneau became famous for his tight and realistic crime films and precise historical chronicles even though many of his features actually tackle other subjects. His debut, translated to English as u0026#39;France Inc.u0026#39; is a Godardian excursion in the world of high-class drug dealers who coexist in the same universe as heads of state and legal businessmen. One day, the heads of France decide that it would be smart to legalize drugs and suddenly the whole drug trafficking world realizes that the entire dope business was an ideological agenda, and that when state starts controlling the dope business, you wonu0026#39;t know what youu0026#39;re actually taking.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis plot seems more intriguing than it is presented in Corneauu0026#39;s film itself. The whole storyline is sacrificed to auteuru0026#39;s rude and openly critical spoof of the social environment. But as the lampooning of society goes, in Corneauu0026#39;s case, it also spoofs the filmu0026#39;s narrative structure. So, while laughing at the world, Cornnau laughs at the typical grammar of realistic cinema dedicated to presenting that world. This option would be legitimate, had Corneau found the way to actually act and direct smarter then the old guys who invented the damn movie grammar. Sadly, he fails to be smarter then them, so in the end, he wind up as a barely competent debutant whose ironic discourse isnu0026#39;t supported by credibility.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis debut is thus pretty unique in Corneauu0026#39;s filmography and up until 2003. in his opus you could feel that he learned a few lessons about superiority in this one. If you liked this film, then Zulawskiu0026#39;s u0026#39;Lu0026#39;Amour Braqueu0026#39; is a must-see for you. I guess even Corneau was aiming at such an effort!”


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