Wednesday, 9 October 2013

THROTTLE BACK : THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADÈLE BLANC-SEC (DVD) - HAVE MERCY ON US ALL (BOOK)




The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
Directed by : Luc Besson
With : Louise Bourgoin
French fantasy adventure film

Paris, 1910. Adèle Blanc-Sec, a travel writer came back from Egypt with Ramsses’ II's mummified Doctor Patmosis…
At the same time, a 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg has hatched, unleashing a prehistoric monster onto the Parisian streets…






HAVE MERCY ON US ALL

Fred Vargas



In Paris, symbols used to ward off the plague have appeared on the doors of several buildings.
A flea-bitten corpse is found…
Would it be the Black Death again???
   


37 comments:

  1. I like French films. Will try to watch this one. Thanks. Isabelle

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  2. Another French, yes, please. I liked the one you recommended last time Sixte, Yasmin

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  3. Good. You will see, this one is funnier...Best, Sixte

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  4. Never heard of Fred Vargas. It must be a French author. Am I right Sixte? Irmine

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    1. Yes Irmine, Fred Vargas is French. She is a star in France for her books. They had been adapted on the French TV. She is the queen of crime in France...Best, Sixte

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  5. The film is Indiana Jones -style adventures of Adele. Very amusing. Great film. Kelly

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    1. Yes, you are right Kelly : an Indiana Jones-style adventures with a French twist! Best, Sixte

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  6. C'est magnifique! Nicely done, great actors, barmy story. Very French film. Rita

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  7. Very enjoyable film - Love it! Great heroine Adele. She is amazing. Anne

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    1. Yes she is Anne, definitely. This role was for her. Try to read the others adventures of Adele from Tardi :
      * The Demon of the Eiffel Tower,
      * The Mad Scientist,
      * Mummies on Parade,
      * The Secret of the Salamander,
      * The Drowned Man with Two Heads,
      * Monsters All,
      * The Mystery of the Abyss,
      * The Infernal Labyrinth...
      Best, Sixte

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    2. Thank you Sixte for your suggestions. Anne

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  8. Funny and enjoyable. Slightly difficult to follow it with subtitles. Fiona

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    1. Oups, I am sorry Fiona. I know subtitles are put anywhere sometimes...Maybe a good way to start learning French then...Best, Sixte

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  9. another great film from Luc Besson. Hilarious film! Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda. It is hilarious it's true. Really happy you enjoyed it! Best, Sixte

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  10. "Have mercy on us" is an unusual and eccentric thriller. One grows to like it. Stella

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  11. The plot of the book is not as strong as the atmosphere, but anyone who enjoys kooky characters and intricate detail will happily follow it. Grace

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    1. Thank you very much Grace for your appreciation. Best, Sixte

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  12. "Have Mercy on US" is an ingenious thriller and a meditation on code, communication and miscommunication. Good choice, Sixte. Helen

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    1. Thank you Helen. Happy you enjoyed it! Best, Sixte

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  13. I liked the film a lot! Nothing like a good French film! Claire

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  14. I started the book. Quite intriguing and so detailed that I takes time to read. Thanks Sixte. Natalie

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    1. Hello Natalie. Yes, Vargas is very precise in her characters and plot. She used to be an historian (she has an agrégation) specialized in Middle-Age. Best, Sixte

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  15. Where can I get the film, please? I would prefer to rent it rather than buying it. Thanks. Belinda

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    1. Of course Belinda. In London, you have VIDEO CITY (117 Notting hill Gate). Best, Sixte

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  16. I am half way through the book. It is fascinating. Love it! Angela

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    1. Good Angela. Fred Varga's atmosphere is always quite intense... You should read "the 3 evangelists". It won the International Dagger Award ! Best, Sixte

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  17. I will go to video city today to rent your film. Thanks. Cathy

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  18. I like the atmosphere of the book and its/ characters. good read! Andrea

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  19. Very entertaining film. Highly recommended. Steph

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