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Film info: Carrément à l'Ouest

Film Information

Original Title Carrément à l'Ouest
English Title Totally Flaky
Director Jacques Doillon
Year 2001
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 97 min
  • Lou Doillon, Caroline Ducey, Guillaume Saurrel, Camille Clavel, Xavier Villeneuve
  • Guión: Jacques Doillon
  • Fotografía: Caroline Champetier
  • Montaje: Catherine Quesemand
  • Producción: Richard Djoudi


Almost every obsession present in Doillon’s cinema mix together in this dramatic comedy that premiered in Cannes’s Un Certain Regard in 2001: a bizarre love triangle between young people; intimate issues being revealed behind closed doors; games of sentimental manipulation; seduction, laughter and hysterical tears. Is family lacking there? Well, one of the triangle’s points features Lou Doillon, daughter of the filmmaker and Jane Birkin (and therefore Charlotte Gainsbourg half-sister). Here Lou plays Fred, who feels strangely attracted by the drug dealer who’s trying to collect a debt from her boyfriend by beating him up. That’s just the first of her extravagances: in order to seduce violent François, Fred chooses the most winding road of all and introduces him to a taciturn girl, Sylvia, to see how he seduces her. But the plan works too well, or too bad, and the three spend a night –at a hotel paid by François’s ill-earned money– that will be plagued with confusion, intrigue and fights, and under which something that might be true love will start to breathe.

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