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Our review of Apaches, a Parisian western during the Belle Époque


CRITICISM - Romain Quirot signs a furious film featuring a romance within the gangs of criminals who haunted the capital at the beginning of the 20th century.

Romain Quirot loves genre cinema.

After making his debut with

The Last Voyage

, a parable of anticipation led by Hugo Becker and Jean Reno, he signs a film in costume, violent, overexcited, located in the heart of Paris in 1900, that of the Belle Époque, where gangs of drifting teenagers sow terror in the streets of the capital.

There's something radical and ambitious about

Apaches .

Quirot imposes a “revenge movie” plot on it.

He makes his heroine a precocious martyr forced to witness the death of her brother from the age of 12.

Billie (Alice Isaaz, amazing as a vengeful sister) remains a bruised thief, who somehow survives her trauma.

The energy of despair

Arrested, she spent fifteen years behind bars and swore revenge.

The person responsible for his misfortunes is called Jesus (Niels Schneider, perfect as a charismatic villain).

Scarred, out of control, the leader of the Butte Wolves gang leads his band like a small army of desperadoes.

The energy of despair...

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Source: lefigaro

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