Hip-hop artist Far’hook (rapper Sadek in his first film role) has insulted a rival rapper and is a target for retaliation; with the biggest concert of his career on the horizon, his producer dispatches him to stay with his curmudgeonly father Serge (Gérard Depardieu) until the heat dies down. Reluctantly Far’hook agrees to chauffeur the grumpy, racist Serge – an artist without a driver’s licence – around the countryside so he can recreate the paintings of 18th Century artist Claude Joseph Vernet. Sadek and Depardieu are an engagingly mismatched double act in this lively comedy. (Notes by David O’Mahony)
Director’s note: The implausible odd couple of Sadek and Depardieu, loose-flowing narrative and hyper-saturated cinematography generate a storm of energy.
Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2016.