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Criticism of ‘Incredible but true’, Quentin Dupieux’s wishing well

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Quentin Dupieux is a green dog, and in his latest film he delivers morose nonsense about masculine and feminine pathos and ambition and conformism.

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    A good way to enjoy this (already fun) film is to imagine as its plot progresses what a Hollywood studio would have done with such a premise. If ‘Incredible but true’ came from there, we would be facing a neat comic-good-roll fable a la ‘Trapped in Time’ (H. Ramis, 1993) or ‘My doubles, my wife and I’ (1996), also by Ramis . Of course Quentin Dupieux is a green dogand if this, his latest work, would be similar to something if it had been conceived by another more ‘popular indie’ filmmaker, it would be the most eccentric, as well as bitter, works by Spike Jonze, Charlie Kauffman or, of course, his compatriot Michel Gondry.

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    But Dupieux is no longer on that wavelength arty-playful, and although, like them, she continues to orient her otherness towards mockery, if not contempt, towards script manuals and academic dramaturgy, the truth is that his jokes have turned into bitter Peta Zetas, into taciturn nonsense about ambition and conformism, maturity and youth and, of course, masculine and feminine pathos..

    For lovers of eccentric cinema

    The best: the montage sequence that laughs at all film narrative orthodoxy.

    The worst: something more chicha would have been appreciated.

    DATA SHEET

    Direction: Quentin Dupieux Distribution: Alain Chabat, Léa Drucker, Anaïs Demoustier, Benoît Magimel, Stéphane Pezerat Country: France Year: 2022 Release date: 20–01-2023 Gender: Comedy Script: Quentin Dupieux Duration: 74 min.

    Synopsis: Getting a home today is a real odyssey; perhaps for this reason, Alain and Marie do not hesitate to buy a house that has everything, even a basement with strange properties. Little by little, Marie will become addicted to entering the ground floor of her new home, while the couple debates between sharing or keeping the secret of the place with their new neighbors.

    Source: Fotogramas

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