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Paper Souls

Paper Souls
  • 2013
  • France/Luxembourg/Belgium
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Vincent Lannoo
  • Written by: François Uzan
  • Cast: Stéphane Guillon, Julie Gayet, Jonathan Zaccaï
  • Language: French

Paul (Guillon) is a Parisian novelist who, after his wife's death, has started writing eulogies. Emma (Gayet) asks him to write one for her late husband Nathan (Zaccaï), but things get complicated when Nathan rises from the grave. An interesting idea spoiled by a weak script, with an unsatisfactory, maudlin conclusion.

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Paper Souls

12 Jan 20152 stars

Disappointing supernatural dramedy from Vincent Lannoo about love and loss

It’s not unreasonable to say that, in recent times, the French have set the standard for eccentric existential comedies; from Jeunet to Gondry, there is clearly something about the Gallic sense of humour that compliments wildly absurd situations. It’s…

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