Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


Last night I watched a movie on Cinemoi- a channel that shows nothing but French films with English subtitles. I love French films simply for being French. Last night's movie- Arsene Lupin- reboots an early twentieth century pop-cultural hero and is, I suppose, the French equivalent of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies- less glossy, but considerably more sophisticated. Arsene Lupin-  gentleman thief- thwarts a royalist plot, duels with a father who had gone over to the dark side and gets hopelessly entangled with the wicked Countess Cagliostro. It's silly and mythic and lots of fun. Lupin is played by the darkly-handsome Romain Duris- an actor I'll be looking out for in future- and the Countess by the majestic and ageless Kristin Scott-Thomas. Cinemoi goes pay-to-view at the end of next month. I think I may subscribe.
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