Full Speed
aka À toute vitesse
First screened in May 2016
Director: Gaël Morel. Cast: Pascal Cervo, Meziane Bardadi, Élodie Bouchez, Stéphane Rideau, Salim Kechiouche, Mohammed Dib, Romain Auger, Bernard Villeneuve, Paul Morel. Screenplay: Gaël Morel and Catherine Corsini.

Twitter Capsule: Young lead of Wild Reeds directs former costars in wan, contemporary-set drama with related themes. Much too tentative.

VOR:   Dips its toes into areas of deep concern (French-Algerian relations, anomie in the banlieue, homoerotics, the artist as cannibal), but none are memorably developed.

Photo © 1996 Magouric/Téléma/France 2 Cinéma/Rhône-Alpes Cinéma,
© 1998 Strand Releasing

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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