Saturday, November 19, 2011

Va, Vis, et Deviens (2005)

Alternately translated as Live and Become and (the more accurate, at least as it seems to my woeful French) Go, See, and Become, this 2005 film was an award-winning festival darling. But let's focus on what's important here--it's *French.* As Nat and I have often discussed, the French seem to have a knack for making even the most interesting premises (serial killer in small town romances schoolteacher, rich man holds possibly-lesbian girlfriend hostage) stone-cold boring. So let's see if they keep up their streak by taking the story of an Ethiopian Christian kid who poses as an Ethiopian Jewish kid in order to escape his homeland and emigrate to Israel and making it an utter snooze.

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