Name: Gabriel Lecouvreur, alias “Le Poulpe” (The Octopus) Distinguishing features: Shoes. Soft white leather or coarse red canvas, what matters most is feeling good in them. (Previous owners are normally out of the running.) Occupation: Neither cop nor detective. Occasionally, publicist. Wages: Paid in flesh. Love life: Cheryl, as long as he gets home in time. (The hot-blooded hairdresser digs a little stockroom salsa when The Octopus is on the road.) Known hangouts: Places of religious and fashion worship, waterfronts and urban dives. Favorite quotation: If you fuck in the henhouse, you’re gonna break eggs. Name: Cheryl Occupation: Hairdresser Specialty: Bangs Tendencies: Sexual. Mainly linguistic, occasionally manual. Favorite reading: Princesses of the World, Couples. Hobbies: Shooting, cartons, window-shopping Motto: Two in the hand are worth one in the bush.
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Guillaume Nicloux’s movie is a feast of punchy dialog and acting. (Le Canard Enchaîné)
Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Clotilde Courau are more than good, they’re sparkling. (Télérama)
A breath of fresh air and enjoyment. (L’Express)
Actors who can make you feel real emotion ... the best thing going ... fantastic. (Le Parisien)
Don’t miss them or you’ll miss a great time. (Le Point)
Nicloux carries it off. Darroussin, Courau and all the other players are sensational. (Charlie Hebdo)