La Ruse, L’Affaire Collini, Sentinel Sud, Downton Abbey… The movies to see or avoid this week

A grandiose diversion called by Churchill, an investigation riddled with pitfalls, a film noir about the fate of a soldier… What should we see this week? Discover the cinema offer of Figaro

La Ruse – To have

War movie by John Madden, 2 hours 07

For once we understand that the distributors did not translate the original title word for word, Operation Minced Meat† It would have given something like “Operation Meat Pie”which would have evoked a hearty, fat comedy. La Ruse sounds better and has the merit of not lying about the goods. That, the secret was well kept. Sicily or Greece? The point was not to choose his future holiday destination, but to make the Germans believe in 1943 that the Allied landings would take place around Athens and not near Agrigento. The English services are working on it. It takes tons of duplicity, extreme attention to the smallest details. Impassive Colin Firth is on his way, locked in his feelings. No unpleasant surprise should be overlooked. Caution forces you to slip an eyelash into an envelope, to convince unwilling superiors. Fortunately Churchill, not crazy, gives the green light. These unsung heroes confuse with their modesty and courage. They manage to save the world. They are unable to make a success of their lives. All hide a crack, like this more or less communist brother who is suspected of providing information to the Russians. Final wink: This diligent helper is typing in the back of the office. His name is Ian Fleming. Bloody hell! In our humble opinion, we will be hearing from him again. NL

The Collini Affair – To have

Drama by Marco Kreuzpaintner, 2:03

A courtroom film that in many ways is reminiscent of the… music box by Costa Gavras (released in 1989 with Jessica Lange), this skilful procedural thriller drawn by German director Marco Kreuzpaintner (Trade – The Shadow Traders, in 2007) plunges his plot into a fascinating investigation and brings back the ghosts of the past. Through successive revelations, the young hero learns more about the strange killer he must defend. Sure, the twists, turns, and surprises of all kinds are a little forced at times. Nevertheless, the mechanism of the investigation, which goes back to an unpunished war crime committed in 1944 in Montecatini, is enough to forcefully tie the storyline of this search for truth, riddled with pitfalls and pitfalls. OD

Sentinel south – To have

Drama by Mathieu Gérault, 1h36

Sentinel south Imagine the return of Private Christian Lafayette (Niels Schneider) after a mission in Afghanistan in 1998. A clandestine operation decimated his unit. Somewhere in France, in an indistinct but not very cheerful town, Lafayette, a child of the aid workers, finds a gloomy and lonely daily life. He pisses in bed. Works as a warehouse clerk at the local supermarket. His two brothers in arms, also survivors of the ambush, are hardly braver. Mounir (Sofian Khammes) drags his bitterness and a loose leg. Without his uniform, he becomes an Arab again at the foot of the towers. Henri (Thomas Daloz), he is in the hospital in a wheelchair. His mental health leaves much to be desired. He paints dogs. Invisible though it may be, war is everywhere in the life of these broken men. Film noir, social chronicle and even love film, Sentinel south transgender, without overzealousness or loss of tension. The war is going well with Niels Schneider. The actor finds his best role since Sympathetic to the devil where he played Paul Marchand, a reporter seeking adrenaline in beleaguered Sarajevo. Lafayette, there it is. ES

Downton Abbey: A New Era – To have

Historical film by Simon Curtis, 2:05 pm

A new era, the new movie Downton Abbey but it seems like twilight. Bursting with inspiration, the cult six-season series creator Julian Fellowes gives his reunion with the Crawleys and their servants a power and emotion lacking in the frivolous parentheses of the first feature, centering on a royal visitation that rocked the domain of Yorkshire. A year later, in 1928, it was the arrival of a film crew that ravaged the mansion. Director Jack Barber (Hugh Dancy) wants to use the house as a backdrop and brings in a peroxide star, the whimsical diva Myrna Dalgleish. It is clear that the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), guardian of conservative values, is up in arms. Pragmatic, his eldest daughter Mary (Michelle Dockery), now a manager, sees it as a way to finance a new roof. Each scene is full of double meanings and allusions. The good words, the comedy of the situation coupled with the zealous patriotism of some are there. But the seriousness, the sense of the passing of time, of mortality, of the inevitable decay of this atmosphere of privileges and codes that the parade cherishes, is palpable. Julian Fellowes returns to the heart of his series: the last breath of a world, the passing of the baton to a young generation, the timelessness of earth and stones. CJ

The Digger’s Wife – You can see

Drama by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, 1:22

Smiling but very ill, Nasra waits all day in their sheet metal house. Guled tries to get some salary back to pay for his wife’s medical surgery. Between these white, dry and inhuman landscapes of East Africa, the characters tenderly struggle against misery. Unfortunately, the plot of this raw and heartfelt film takes time to set up. BP

Babysit– To avoid

Comedy by Monia Chokri, 1hr 28

A slightly drunk young father kisses a journalist live after a boxing match. The viral video makes him an outcast. As a form of remorse, he takes it upon himself to co-write a book on masculinity with his brother, a self-righteous writer. Quebecer Monia Chokri, who plays the woman in the midst of postpartum depression, attempts a satire on post-Metoo political correctness. Commendable but painful to endure, as the actors are as bad as pigs. TO BE. s.

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