La fée

La fée

Downloadable Video - 2011 | French
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Dom works as a night clerk at a small hotel in the industrial port city of Le Havre. One night, a strangely dressed woman named Fiona arrives and claims she is a fairy. She grants Dom three wishes, and makes his first two wishes come true before mysteriously vanishing. By now, Dom has fallen in love with Fiona, and he proceeds to embark on a search for his elusive fairy. The third feature film by the gifted trio of physical comedians Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and Bruno Romy, THE FAIRY presents a series of slapstick set pieces which hark back to the work of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Jacques Tati.||Filled with a colorful cast of supporting characters and a number of gracefully executed dance sequences, THE FAIRY is a whimsical tale about the happiness that can be squeezed out of even the most mundane of lives.
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Lorber : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 94 min.)) : sd., col.

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ms_mustard
Nov 13, 2015

not my usual kind of film, but Fiona and Dom movies make me smile. L'iceberg and Rumba are much in the same vein.

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GypzyMizzP
Aug 16, 2015

This movie is not for everyone.
If you appreciate simple effect and a simple story you may enjoy this film.

I think it was well made, fresh and the baby enjoyed acting this movie...

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Nursebob
Dec 31, 2014

Life takes a drastic turn for the surreal when Dom, a meek rubbery-faced hotel clerk, comes face to face with Fiona, a wacky woman claiming to be a real live fairy. Not only does she grant him 2 wishes (with a third one pending) but before the week is out he’ll break into an asylum, get chased by police and father a child after what has to be the shortest gestation period in history. Chockablock with all the usual eccentrics, stale pratfalls and maddeningly repetitive visual gags (will Dom ever get to eat that gosh darn sandwich hahaha!!) this is the type of insipid drivel that apologetic critics love to tout as “Gallic humour”. What few laughs exist are confined to the first ten minutes, after that it just becomes increasingly cringeworthy. I’ve seen more sophisticated comedy coming from The Three Stooges.

Glencoe_Mike Sep 30, 2012

If you like whimsical French comedies then it doesn't get much more whimsical than this.

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