Pars vite et reviens tard

Pars vite et reviens tard

Régis Wargnier :: France :: 2006 :: 1h55

Police inspector Adamsberg feels a mounting discomfort with the onset of spring, his relationship breaks down and someone is tagging doors in the Beaubourg area. His bad presentiment is confirmed, as a body is found. The bad news does not end there, with cryptic predictions of dark clouds ahead echoing through the streets by the town crier.

As far a thrillers go, the movie holds your attention, although you should be ready to compromise on the ending. Where the movie excels, is in its portrayal of Paris. Both realistic and dark at the same time, the city is shown as a timeless middle-age city lunged into the 21st century, with a cosmopolitan village-like heart. It is well filmed making it a pleasure to watch. The ending needs some re-working and the credibility level is not always as high as it should be, but that does not have to stop you from going in. Just do not expect too much, and you should be pleasantly surprised.


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