Directed by Luc Besson
Written by Luc Besson
Starring Christopher Lambert, Isabelle Adjani, Michael Galabru, Jean Reno
? there is a guy who is a thief and he may or may not live in the subway. also there is a band with jean reno as the drummer.
I think I got a lot more out of this than Leila did, but I don't disagree with the 2. It was extremely difficult to follow, and having to see it dubbed rather than with subtitles didn't help (not least because the reading would have kept us more focused on the screen). Lambert plays his retarded, optimistic, opportunistic small-time crook as a gleeful fool; and while it's over the top it matches the film.
There's a lot of Besson in the movie. But it seems like he's much more consistent at making things look nice than he is at making them make sense. By the end of the movie I understood most of what was happening but not nearly enough why it was happening. By the end of the movie I had enjoyed watching many individual frames and scenes.
i didn't pay attention to the first 20 minutes of this movie and then i couldn't understand what was going on so i didn't really pay attention to the rest of it. i was basically annoyed that i had to sit through the rest of it. i found myself counting down the minutes until it was over. i missed the ending completely because i was involved in my sketchbook project whose deadline quickly approaching.... the best thing about this whole experience was seeing jean reno with hair and young and all punked out. also the music was not bad either.