Racer and the Jailbird

In the life of a cold-blooded gangster appears young beautiful racer from an aristocratic society, the best in the business. Passion displaces professional interests, but a criminal record follows them. Events are developing rapidly, endangering the lives of the characters.

Director:
  • Michaël R. Roskam

Stars:
Release Date: 2017-11-01
IMDb icon 6.3/10
  • Country: BE, FR, NL
  • Language: French | Dutch
  • Runtime: 2h:10m
  • Budget: €8,000,000
reviews
Pierette Burbank
05 December 2017 | 06:56

I was really waiting for this movie, because I love movies and books the theme of crime, where on the background of the crime played out the personal drama of the people caught in the whirlpool of life. Love love story on the background of the shootings, like a difficult situation, showing people for what they have to really. All this was to please me in this film. However, W something went wrong so the beginning. The Director of "Passion and loyalty" was filmed the famous movie "common Fund", unusual for the crime genre, but the less penetrating in the soul, and can be so I had high expectations from new paintings.

Despite the talented Matthias Sonarda able to try on a variety of images, the film is not only boring, but and extremely illogical. Than further the story develops, the absurd what is happening in the screen the less empathize with the characters, although the Director obviously wanted to the opposite effect — further, the more problems (not even problems) falls on the heads of the lovers. But all becomes a theater of the absurd, the events are not fit history and looks like it's forcibly sewn patches not size and not the material in place, do not require patches.

The main character Geno also not cause no sympathy. — he's infantile, superficial, not able to think ahead of the action and take responsibility already perfect. It the girl Benedict is not only a leader in the pair, but and neither the father and mother of her future husband. Despite all the terrible trials of life, she every time rises, shakes his careless groom-gangster and drags it by the scruff of the next created by problem. The ending is not too logical for this kind of movies, but it still leaves a bad feeling in the soul. Whether to watch this film? I think if you miss him, nothing will lose. For me this movie — the disappointment of the month.

6 from 10

Latisha Knobloch
04 December 2017 | 12:42

The career of Michael R. Roskam was very promising: nomination on"Oscar" in the category "Best foreign film" in the debut "the Jerk" — that you are not pies in the diner mold. The following work was "common Fund" where it up the lead roles stars like Tom hardy and my goodness gracious. and the script was written by his own story by Dennis Lehanem. It took another three years — now before us, "Passion and loyalty", in the original named as just "Right" (or "True" or"Faithful", or"Faithfulness," to God alone, and the Director is known as it is urgent to translate with French case).

In terms of the cast — the confusion "star" and"old traditions": the first option — the main role of the top art-house actress Adele exarchopoulos wears, second — another act of cooperation Matthias Sonarda, which became relatively popular as time after the "Bychara". In terms of scenario — involvement of two more people with hand (three chapters in the narrative is equal to three writers — that is, each developed separately their part, right?). In style — all the same aesthetic gloom and bias of the criminal romance.

And yet is one case when form greatly exceeds the contents. Shot very beautifully. The actors play like for the last time. The intensity of the love drama will wring tears of every housewife who just dares to find this movie on the modest spaces of its "domohozyaykoy" life. However, the obvious advantages of the picture is not let me provide a good grade (although obviously protect from bad), because there is one drawback, and as unrealized, scenic potential.

The "Passion and loyalty" is a blatant swing in depth pricelist, read between the lines in the scenery is muddy, tearful, tragic love story, the mind desperately looks like a criminal art-house. The components in this story are trying to get along with each other, to derive one else but in the course of the session fall apart, crumble into the ashes, ignoring the disjunction and "sucking of the finger -" those or other twists and turns designed is that, again, strike a painful that a sentimental part of the audience, which adopts similar assumptions for a matter of course.

Or let me explain easier. In front of us — a concrete Foundation for a romance "in length life." There is a gangster who is a racer. Between them there is passion, which is destined to become the impetus for development of relations. Relations, in turn, can prevent only two factor — the fears of the past and secrets in the present. But with the law, the genre of nowhere is born sacrificial, crazy loyalty, as a locomotive knocking on your way common sense. This the loyalty between the characters love story extended up to two hours, divided into three parts that fit a hundred pages literary novel some classic hard-boiled novels.

The moral "fables" razvalivaetsya on the click of two fingers, not expect a chance to perform seriously all that happened afterwards. First, the loyalty of a woman is useful even when a man is needed to bring a sacrifice to the law to save consequences rash of illegal activities. Fidelity men — just words, and the most useful that can make — this is to obey the woman, when she says the correct situation. Well and secondly, ladies and gentlemen, do not contact crime. But if I make — run, don't think.

That all can make of the film. Disassemble it is that advisable to the actions of the characters, and very soon a similar exercise will cause you like a minimum of slight bewilderment. That during the session for example, doeth girl (sorry, do not remember her screen name), worthy of respect, but is presented as if as a betrayal. What does her boyfriend is presented as the great devotion, but actually — outright stupidity, because in the moments he thinks not the brain, and it is unclear what, and instead of silent humility, it pursues the patient's obstinacy, which is not can be justified. "I don't need freedom, I want my love!" — says the hero Matthias Sonarda purposely causing sentimental spectators to drop a bucket of tears on blushing cheeks, and in the meantime all that he made for his beloved — a thousand times failed her, forcing him to go on the real victims for the sake of their Union. It SUCH you loyalty? Waiter, can I have more food?

Accompanied by a large "herd" other small "joints" did not seem quite clear of the scene of the police shooting under the bridge, which lasted unreasonably long, or suddenly appeared random dogs, where the fate of the hero again changed to three hundred and sixty degrees. Feels like the Director trying to create something significant, constantly pushed in junk activities, using the moves that could be abused by the authors of a lower class — for example, the stampers Indian movie or TV series. Here you can add the excessive pumping history when the problems that plague our couple, suddenly increase to scale the wild: they were enough one trouble, so no, here you are still, else more! Spit that no family Saga of the not work: too little involved, too one-dimensional development of the plot, too lengthy scenes at the separately — and because too crumpled history in General.

If try to pay attention to all of the above, enjoying the beautiful visuals and sensual play "Passion and loyalty" even seem quite good melodrama. I can't say "No not see this movie!", because there is some buzz on it I received nor than regret not dare. But not negate the fact that the "candy" with bright wrapper and a delicious layer of caramel turned out to unfortunately, a rather bland filling.

I don't see here the wholeness and depth inherent in a great movie. I just saw what you have got to ratings TV a normal Saturday evening — a kind of "gum" that you can try, if not want brains or doesn't anything else for killing time. Or what could take you in a whirlwind of kisses and shots the usual tabloid pages of the novel. Or what was waiting for would be in the average Indian movie (without birthmarks, homeless children and evil mobsters in the sunglasses, but maybe with the addition of a couple of traditional dance and song numbers).

Dignity is or lack of — when the story is able to go under any direction? Not know. In this case, it turned out quite palatable, with mind — stylish inside — emotional, but not... jumped above his own head. And sorry.

6 from 10

faq
How long is Racer and the Jailbird?
3h 30m
How much did it cost to make Racer and the Jailbird?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least €8,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Racer and the Jailbird?
This tv-show was directed by Michaël R. Roskam.
What is the genre of Racer and the Jailbird?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama.
Who starred in Racer and the Jailbird?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Eric De Staercke, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Nabil Missoumi.
What is Racer and the Jailbird IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.3.
When was Racer and the Jailbird released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-11-01.