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thumbnail Just to be Sure (2017 France)

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Director: Carine Tardieu
Starring: François Damiens, Cécile de France, Guy Marchand
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 100 mins

In her third feature, director Carine Tardieu and her co-writers build a muted classical comedy of errors that Shakespeare would have recognised. Set in Brittany, the novelty comes in the way the script recognises how science has changed the way we live now – specifically, the DNA test. Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens would have hated the DNA test and the mobile phone for the way they disempower tension in storytelling. However, they can also be used to bring it back. That’s Tardieu’s clever realisation. Erwan Gourmelon is a middle-aged widower with a feisty daughter Juliette, a social worker who got pregnant in a one-night stand, and now she won’t tell him who the father is.

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