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Our review of the film The Successor: enough to make a suit for Xavier Legrand

2024-02-20T15:32:22.675Z

Highlights: Xavier Legrand disappoints with the story of a stylist confronted with the death of his estranged father. As there are few revelations in French cinema, after Up to the Guard, we watched The Successor like milk on the fire. It starts off with a bang, however, with a fashion show where the models follow a spiral path (alluding to Kim Novak's bun in Vertigo?) The stylist greets his admirers while running. Big worries must be weighing him down, because he has a heart attack. It is unknown whether the two events are linked.


REVIEW - After the excellent Up to the Guard, the director disappoints with the story of a stylist confronted with the death of his estranged father.


As there are few revelations in French cinema, after

Up to the Guard

, we watched Xavier Legrand like milk on the fire.

Alas, the pot boils over with

The Successor

.

It starts off with a bang, however, with a fashion show where the models follow a spiral path (alluding to Kim Novak's bun in

Vertigo

?) filmed from the ceiling.

The music is modern, the journalists applaud.

The stylist greets his admirers while running.

All in black, shaved head, three-day beard, rings in his ears, Ellias (Marc-André Grondin) has the full range.

He has taken over the reins of a prestigious house.

He is gifted and capricious.

So he is an artist.

The proof: he is entitled to the cover of a specialized magazine.

The little genius does not respect the rules of marketing since he dismisses the brand's muse.

What a temperament!

Big worries must be weighing him down, because he has a heart attack.

It is unknown whether the two events are linked.

The death of his father…

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Source: lefigaro

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