Friday, 29 June 2012

"Electroshock" Hugo Jackson, Pascal Chandelier, Valentin Michel, Bastien Mortelecque & Elliot Maren (2011)

Electroshock is the second film from  Montpellier's ESMA in two days. There is more variety in the humour to my mind and in contrast to just about every other frenetic French movie I've featured here the guys slow it down. Well, to be honest, there's a bit of frenzy but a lot of stop. Here's how. Buck, a feckless, small town American electrician falls for Mady, the amply bosomed delight who needs a strong man. She's being courted by one such mature guy who happens to be sheriff. Buck, as I say, falls for her, from a great height, gaining awesome powers that he is totally incapable of using in his defence of the town and pursuit of Mady. Technically as brilliant as anything else from ESMA with engaging humour throughout and two particular delights. First off is the novel means of covering action in seconds as opposed to minutes (there's never enough time in a short); and second, a nice little epilogue that will encourage every red blooded husband to plunge his hand onto a live electric cable to gain the power. Hugo Jackson, Pascal Chandelier, Valentin Michel, Bastien Mortelecque and Elliot Maren made me laugh especially at the close. The link, by the way, is to the translated version.

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