A pleasant 'Road' movie with a twist; the 'roadies' are three geriatrics who are close to persona non grata on their home turf on the strength of their perpetual grouchiness and lack of charisma. One of them hears of a Retirement Home in another town that features wine with meals and improbable though this appears - and is - they decide to walk there. There isn't much more to it and when they arrive they find it is being run by nuns along rigid church-based lines so they cut their losses and go back home. What I didn't say was that the three bums are played by Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay (teaming up again 23 years after Le Grande Illusion) and Noel Noel, a fixture on French screens in the 1940s whose films were mostly 'domestic' so that he was virtually unknown outside France. It was written by Michel Audiard who wrote several screenplays for Gabin and distinguished screenplays for others and whose son is currently the Academic-Pseud axis Poster Boy via a series of pretentious, precious titles.
The Old Guard
The Old Guard
Three old chums who are number ones in the business of practical jokes decide to leave their village from Vendée in France in order to go and live in a old people's nursing home. Pested off and unable to stand their jokes any more, the villagers are more than happy to see them leaving off. But the three old men, soon enough, feeling bored of the nursing home, make up their mind to come back and settle down in the village.
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November 06, 2020 at 03:59 PM