Marche a l'Ombre (1984)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this standard, light drama about two friends adjusting to change, François (Gérard Lanvin) and his side-kick Denis (Michel Blanc) come back to Paris from the Mediterranean only to find that the jobs they had been promised are illusory -- now they must survive however they can. The two go to live among some African squatters, and since they cannot get a legitimate job, they get an illegal one -- transporting stolen goods. Even that proves to be short-lived once they are caught, and so they make plans to go to New York and look for Mathilde (Sophie Duez), the dancer who has captured François's heart. Although the storyline is weak and the protagonists' friendship uncharted territory, this film is entertaining and did quite well when first released in France.



against-all-odds, dance [art], friendship, poverty, survivor