Entries by odtaa

Amazing film: Timbuktu

Not far from the ancient, north African city of Timbuktu life is hard.  Proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino) tries to live peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In the town the newly arrived, religious fundamentalists strut, […]

French Twist (GAZON MAUDIT)

Entertaining French Film Released as ‘French Twist’, (2005), is a cult comedy written and directed by Josaine Balasko, who also stars alongside Victoria Abril and Alain Chabat. In French with subtitles. Gazon MauditIn this very modern ménage à trois, Laurent (Chabat) is a serial philanderer who assumes his dutiful wife Loli (Abril) is blissfully ignorant […]

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (1979) French film

One of the funniest films ever made.  The story is of a gay couple, Renato, (played by Ugo Tognazzi) and Albin, (Michel Serrault), who runs the Riveria’s most outrageous nightclub, in which Serrault is the leading drag act. There is a complication as Renato’s son, Laurent, the result of his only straight one night stand, is […]