Hors jeu (1998)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Fantasy Comedy  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Karim Dridi, best known for Pigalle (1994) and Bye-Bye (1995), directed this French comedy-drama about actor Angelo Bastiani (Philippe Ambrosini) who installs satellite dishes when not auditioning for films. At one of these auditions he meets Concepcion Alibera (Rossy De Palma), and they go out drinking. After being told he's not convincing enough for a role in a gangster flick, Ange dons a mask and stages a parking-lot hold-up, terrifying the film's director and casting director to prove his point. This gives him an idea, and later he intrudes on a dinner party of actors, taking them all hostage. Bridging the gap between fantasy and reality, the film features several actors who portray themselves. Shown at 1998 Locarno and Montreal film festivals.