Three people are struggling with as many (comical) problems related to the excessive use of the mobile phone. The film for those who are a slave to technology and for those who do not want to be
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Genre: Ironic-mailnconic comedy
Directed by Gustave Kervern, Benoît Delépine. Digital Unexpected With Blanche Gardin, Denis Podalydès, Corinne Masiero, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jackie Berroyer, Lucas Mondher, Bouli Lanners, Michel Houellebecq.
Leaving launches against the invasiveness of cell phones and more generally against our dependence on new communication technologies may seem like an undertaking worthy of Don Quixote in the face of windmills: irremediably destined for defeat.
A couple of French directors Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern reminds us, with a good dose of irony, with this Effacer l’historique ( Erase the historical account, as the original title more correctly says), where three people are struggling with as many problems related to the (excessive) use of the mobile phone: there are those who no longer know how to distinguish an artificial voice from a human one (and fall in love with it); who would like to cancel the registration of a night out of control and who instead wonders why he can’t get likes for his profession. Digital Unexpected
Solving the three problems will not be easy, but the director is concerned above all to mock – albeit with a certain amount of painful empathy – the naivety and helplessness of these three Don Quixote in thirty-second.
Sometimes the film can surprise with its slack and distracted rhythm, other times it hits the heart (especially in the relationship between the mother and the separated child), but it always manages to confront us with the unequal relationship that men accepted when they gave up. to new technologies. Digital Unexpected
For those who are a slave to their mobile phone and for those who do not want to be.