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Dix Pour Cent

Have any of you seen the French tv show Dix Pour Cent. (I think Netflix is trying to pass the title off as "Call My Agent"). It's a hoot. Something that DataLounge could have written. It takes place in a Paris talent agency. I love the male assistant. He's so quintessentially French.

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by Anonymousreply 182Yesterday at 10:23 AM

LOVE this show. Staying up way too late watching because I can't stop. 4th and final season available on Netflix soon (Sigourney Weaver!) . I'm about to finish season 2. Love the assistant too , and omg Sofia....

by Anonymousreply 101/21/2021

I actually have a crush on Mathias too. Awesome cast all around.

by Anonymousreply 201/21/2021

Good show but better appreciated by people more familiar with French cinema. Some of the guest stars I knew and some I didn't without looking them up..

by Anonymousreply 301/21/2021

It is so well cast.

by Anonymousreply 401/22/2021

This show is amazing.

by Anonymousreply 501/24/2021

You "think" they're trying to "pass it off" as Call My Agent, OP? The title's in the link you posted.

by Anonymousreply 601/24/2021

I have a low grade crush on Gabriel.

by Anonymousreply 701/24/2021

I watched the one with Sigourney. She looks fantastic,.

by Anonymousreply 801/24/2021

I love Camille Cottin, who plays Andrea.

I also read that several Hollywood movie stars have expressed interest in participating in the series, which might trigger a 5th season.

by Anonymousreply 901/24/2021

Actually, the UK version is supposedly in the works.

by Anonymousreply 1001/24/2021

[quote]You "think" they're trying to "pass it off" as Call My Agent, OP? The title's in the link you posted.

What I meant by that is that the French title "Dix Pour Cent" translates into 10 percent. The meaning of the title was completely changed for English speaking audiences. The French title refers to what the agents earn. The English title refers to what the actor says.

by Anonymousreply 1101/24/2021

Camille Cottin is just so beautiful

by Anonymousreply 1201/25/2021

I really am enjoying this show. It made me realize how much I multitask while watching TV and probably miss a lot but because of the subtitles and fast-paced dialogue I really have to pay attention. I like that I am not binge watching, so will have something fun to watch as lockdown drags on.

I also like the look of the French actors. It’s a nice change from everyone in the cast looking like Malibu Barbie and Ken.!

by Anonymousreply 1302/01/2021

Camille Cottin is an international star waiting to happen. And a lesbian icon waiting to happen, too, for that matter.

by Anonymousreply 1402/01/2021

Oui, j'adore it. My French friend told me about it when it first came on Netflix. The cast is superb.

by Anonymousreply 1502/01/2021

I just started the 2nd season. I remember being so impressed with the people playing the agency's clients, only to find out they're all French A-listers too...not has-beens.

My favorite character is Andrea. The actress who plays her is so gorgeous...I'm mesmerized by her face. On a related note, sometimes I think Herve is handsome, sometimes he looks like a troll. I looked him up and his pictures are the same (in some he's handsome, in others he looks like a troll). Great comedic actor though.

PS: I started watching it after Emily in Paris, so it was initially amusing there was a Gabriel and Camille. But I cracked up when Mathias' wife appeared and it was the woman who played Sylvie.

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by Anonymousreply 1602/01/2021

[quote] I love the male assistant. He's so quintessentially French.

You mean stinky, uncut, and tight with money?

by Anonymousreply 1702/01/2021

This came highly recommended by someone.

by Anonymousreply 1802/01/2021

Lost interest after the first season. Cottin has an interesting face, works steadily in both TV/cinema, but is not much of an actress, always appearing in similar roles.

by Anonymousreply 1902/01/2021

It's not on my country's Netflix, so at first I was stuck with a library DVD with dubbed German or French, no subtitles. It was a challenge I accepted, but I didn't understand any of the finer details. I used a VPN to watch the rest on a French channel with French subtitles.

It's a good show, but has a lot of dopey elements--I was glad they more or less dropped the long-lost child drama after the first season, and the relationship stuff is pretty dull, too. I'm there for the actor/agent stuff. Camille Cottin is good, but with her nose she couldn't have a Hollywood career, could she?

by Anonymousreply 2002/01/2021

R20, her Hollywood career has just kicked off. She’s currently filming Stillwater with Matt Damon. Let’s see if she takes off. The only recent French actress to pull it off in Hollywood I can think of would be Marion Cotillard.

by Anonymousreply 2102/02/2021

Fun fact: the gravel-voiced old lady with bad extensions (who seems to do nothing at the agency) was the girlfriend of pretty-boy jazzman Chet Baker in the mid-50s.

by Anonymousreply 2202/02/2021

It's fantastic. Watching the final episode of the supposedly final season tonight. I'll be sad when it's done.

by Anonymousreply 2302/02/2021

I loved it too. I could relate to a lot of it having to deal with actors. The last season is the best. A lot of subtle but hilarious quips/scenes.

by Anonymousreply 2402/02/2021

Just started S4. Question for the ladies: would Neomi be considered chubby? Aesthetically speaking, I think she has a perfect woman body. They know how to dress her to show it off but her nude scenes! And that ass! Do you think the director just wanted to show it off? She is the only one with nude scenes I think.

by Anonymousreply 2502/06/2021

Hi, R25! I asked myself the exact same question.

I don't watch Dix Pour Cent, but the actress who plays Noémie (Laure Calamy) was the lead in a comedy that might have been the only French hit of 2020: Antoinette dans les Cévennes. Loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Travels With a Donkey in the Cévennes. Anyway... Watching that movie, I commented to myself that Laure Calamy has an 8-shaped body (this is how it's called in France, maybe elsewhere too), like Marilyn Monroe and Scarlett Johansson. Basically, the most feminine body a woman could have - all curves. So, very attractive! Something about it screams sex sex sex

She exudes femininity (whatever that means) and sexuality, that's for sure. Very good actress. Goes for broke. Only saw her in that one film, so can't say much more.

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by Anonymousreply 2602/06/2021

R26, Noemie (Laure Calamy) gets her kit off in an episode in Series 4, and her bodaciously curvy body is a feast for the eyes. She goes starkers outside, on a bridge, for laffs.

by Anonymousreply 2702/06/2021

Sigourney Weaver speaks French! (Pretty badly, but a brave effort). The concept of the episode is: she wants to be paired with Gaspard Ulliel, half her age, and not a French guy her own age. It's pretty funny, and she plays a tightfisted diva.

by Anonymousreply 2802/06/2021

Yes, I adore this series, as I'm very slowly learning French, and am parsing it out so it doesn't end for me. I'm only on S3 (and it's been 2 years). Check out, "Lupin"- modern take on the French Gentleman Thief:

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by Anonymousreply 2902/06/2021

Lupin is doing really well on Netflix. Of course Omar Sy is a star in France, and the fresh take on the classic series is a welcome change.

by Anonymousreply 3002/06/2021

Love this show, have watched all the seasons already and will watch it again.

by Anonymousreply 3102/06/2021

Cottin reminds me a little bit of Steffi Graf. Also, the actress who plays Sophia is gorgeous.

A great show.

by Anonymousreply 3202/06/2021

Terrible wardrobe on the show. What’s with all the vests Mathias and Hicham wear? Are vests fashionable in Paris? Camille looks like she shops out of donation bins for old man sweaters.

by Anonymousreply 3302/06/2021

The actress who plays Camille reminds me of someone but I can’t place who. She has an interesting face.

by Anonymousreply 3402/06/2021

LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!

Totally obsessed with the entire cast. Not yet mentioned above is the adorable boy who plays Hippolyte. I'm only in the middle of Season 2 so perhaps he won't be around for much more. And yes, the sweet girl who plays Camille, she looks so familiar.......maybe a British actress?

And Sophia! And Andrea!! Eh, I love them all. The women in this cast could turn me straight.

by Anonymousreply 3502/06/2021

I love this show. But I thought the story arc with Sigourney was stupid. The only funny part was when Sigourney offered Camille (the character, not Camille Cottin) a macaron, and just as Camille was about to take it Sigourney distractedly pulled it away.

My favorite episode is probably the one with Line Renaud and Francoise Fabian.

by Anonymousreply 3602/06/2021

The show's first three seasons were good. But this last season felt like they ran out of ideas. And the Sigourney Weaver episode was horrendous -- they ran out of dialog and just had her mug her way through a surreal plot and an insane dancing scene. Weird.

But the early seasons really are worth watching.

by Anonymousreply 3702/06/2021

[R28] I found Sigourney Weaver’s French rather good. She’s been known to give interviews to french media entirely in French. Bear in mind she’s not fully bilingual like Jodie Foster. Her delivery is a bit slow and cautious, which is normal for someone who probably doesn’t practice often. You get a sense they might have shot the scenes a few times before getting it right. But that’s a great effort and I’m sure she would improve her french quickly if she spent a bit of time in France.

by Anonymousreply 3802/07/2021

Any gay content?

by Anonymousreply 3902/07/2021

Loved the first 3 seasons but the last was very erratic. And I agree, the Sigourney episode was one of the weakest.

by Anonymousreply 4002/07/2021

Love the show! But it petered out in the last season. Sigourney doing the Lindy Hop? Scare bleu.

Noemie is my favorite character. Laure Calamy is an amazingly intense and compelling actress. She just goes for broke no matter what she’s doing. I also love Camille Cottin as much as the rest of posters on this thread. She is really beautiful and smart and a great actress.

I’m not sure I believe Sophia would fall for Gabriel. And Camille (the character) is a bit of a hole at the center of the series.

by Anonymousreply 4102/07/2021

They direct everyone to speak 33% faster than my comprehension. The French subtitles are no help because I read them 50% slower. I went to grad school in Paris and I don't recall everyone speaking French at this clip. A few people but not everyone.

by Anonymousreply 4202/07/2021

r22, she also plays the Matriarch in another French comedy, "Family Business"= about a butcher's family who turns to growing weed and gets embroiled in the drug world:

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by Anonymousreply 4302/07/2021

The most recent series has a different air to it as the showrunner left. It's like a different programme completely.

by Anonymousreply 4402/07/2021

Camille (Fanny Sidney) looks a lot like Ludivine Sagnier, I think.

by Anonymousreply 4502/07/2021

Stefi Celma (Sofia) is one of the most goregous women in the world. I'm trying to figure out why the show portrays her character as such a loser. Is it because she's just unambitous, self-doubting, and makes bad career and personal choices, or it is she a victim of systemic racism and misogyny in French showbiz?

Yes, it's ridiculous that she's in any kind of relationship with that asshole Gabriel.

by Anonymousreply 4602/07/2021

Are the actors who play some of the young film directors and youtube stars actually that in real life? Sorry not to mention them by name, I'm only in the 2nd season and haven't gotten all of them down yet.

I love the series but it must be even funnier and smarter if you know all the actors portraying and parodying themselves.

The idea that there may be a UK version of the series is phenomenal news. Just thinking of the British actors they can get to guest star is mouth-watering. I hope that the younger agents will be portrayed by new and unknown actors.

by Anonymousreply 4702/07/2021

A British version would be disastrous. It's already been done on Extras.

by Anonymousreply 4802/07/2021

Sigourney’s accent is awful.

by Anonymousreply 4902/07/2021

Sigourney’s French is HORRIBLE. And she moves like a grandma, which is an odd contrast with the surgically enhanced visage.

by Anonymousreply 5002/07/2021

I think American actors would be too insecure to play themselves on an American version of the show. It could be funny though.

by Anonymousreply 5102/07/2021

Ugh, an American version of the show would star the likes of Ted Danson, David Hyde Pierce, Courtney Cox and Loretta Swit as the old lady agent with her dog. No thanks.

by Anonymousreply 5202/07/2021

I'm with R51: I think that European actors tend to be more self effacing and cynical about the whole industry and their place in it.

Regarding Sofia, I think the appeal of her character that she's so stunning yet so full of doubts and questioning herself all the time, not feeling she's owed any success at all. Gabriel's self esteem is pretty low and I'm guessing that's why he appeals to her. Remember, that's the guy who lies on the sofa in his apartment or in his office and eats whipped cream straight out of the can.

by Anonymousreply 5302/07/2021

[quote]Remember, that's the guy who lies on the sofa in his apartment or in his office and eats whipped cream straight out of the can.

When I saw that, I thought it was only an American thing.

by Anonymousreply 5402/07/2021

[quote]I think that European actors tend to be more self effacing and cynical about the whole industry and their place in it.

[quote]Ugh, an American version of the show would star the likes of Ted Danson, David Hyde Pierce, Courtney Cox and Loretta Swit as the old lady agent with her dog. No thanks.

I agree. I hope America doesn't touch this show.

Additionally, there's a sense of theatricality about the show which makes it fun. There are no American actors that can do what the actors who play Herve and Noemie do. There was one scene where Noemie is crying and it was hilarious in how theatrical it was. And Herve's depressive brooding cannot be replicated on US tv.

US writers will kill that theatricality immediately and attempt to attach a message to it and it will either become satire, cartoonish or social justice oriented. America, leave this brilliant show alone.

by Anonymousreply 5502/07/2021

Also Gabriel was the only guy who believed in Sofia's talent in the beginning when he saw her sing.

by Anonymousreply 5602/07/2021

These colleagues are impertinent and condescending with each other and it's part of French rhetoric and communication. This would NEVER fly in an English series nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 5702/07/2021

r47, Norman Thavaud (the Youtuber at Hicham's son's birthday party) is a real Youtuber. Julien Dore (the guy who gives Sofia her big break in his film L'Ocean Jouit) is a real singer-songwriter and actor who won the French equivalent of American Idol (but I don't know if he has actually directed anything). Sofia sings one of his songs on the show.

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by Anonymousreply 5802/07/2021

I discovered this great song in the last season of Dix Pour Cent, from the scene where Andrea is in the nightclub with that viper Elise Forman.

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by Anonymousreply 5902/07/2021

On what planet is the hooked nose female lead beautiful?

by Anonymousreply 6002/08/2021

10%? I thought an agent's take is much greater than 10%.

by Anonymousreply 6102/08/2021

[quote]Any gay content?

The gayest thing in this show is the producer, Dominique Besnehard.

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by Anonymousreply 6202/08/2021

Flaming effeminate assistant. But the French love broad unwoke comedy.

by Anonymousreply 6302/08/2021

R60, her eyes are captivating and her skin is flawless. I think her nose only adds to her beauty.

I just finished the episode that introduces Hicham. He's handsome, but I'm hoping the character doesn't stick around for long.

by Anonymousreply 6402/08/2021

I watched CALL MY AGENT it's no less mediocre than anything else on Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 6502/08/2021

[quote]her eyes are captivating and her skin is flawless. I think her nose only adds to her beauty.

Rather than beautiful, I would call her striking. Some people just have that presence about them where you have to look at them. Other than Noemie, I wouldn't consider any of these people beautiful, but all of them compel you to look at them.

by Anonymousreply 6602/08/2021

R63- That STOCK FAGGOT character on GIRLS was any less stereotypical?

by Anonymousreply 6702/08/2021

R66, she reminds me of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy...not traditionally beautiful, but definitely someone who would stand out in a crowd.

by Anonymousreply 6802/08/2021

R60 is why this show wouldn’t work with an American cast.

by Anonymousreply 6902/08/2021

Camille Cottin and Sandrine Kiberlain both have that same nose, and they are superstars in France. There's no one Identikit "look" for female stars, as there is in LA.

(The Kiberlain episode is especially good).

by Anonymousreply 7002/08/2021

[quote]Camille Cottin is an international star waiting to happen.

She's in Killing Eve. I think that your prediction is already happening.

by Anonymousreply 7102/08/2021

Lookswise, I think Camille Cottin falls into the same category as Meryl Streep. Not a classic beauty, but not hard on the eyes.

by Anonymousreply 7202/08/2021

Besides Camille Cottin are any of the other principals big stars in France? Mathias? Gabriel? Herve? Hicham?

by Anonymousreply 7302/08/2021

The two male leads playing Mathias and Gabriel are in no way conventionally handsome but I fell more in love with each of them with every episode. Can't quite explain it. Herve, the gay assistant is hilarious: if you find his character too broad, I think that's in the writing and direction, he's actually pretty restrained.

Anyway, for the gays there's plenty of young male hotness in the supporting characters who come and go throughout the seasons. Hippolyte is my about a star waiting to happen.

by Anonymousreply 7402/08/2021

Mathias was hot when he was younger, but like most French men (and British women), he's aged horribly.

I find it interesting how Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Mathias' wife) has been famous in France for decades, yet she's now known to most Americans as Sylvie on Emily in Paris.

by Anonymousreply 7502/08/2021

I totally enjoyed this series. So much fun. Do people who enjoyed this have any recommendations for other French movies or French TV shows? Nothing before 1990, please.

by Anonymousreply 7602/08/2021

Most of the French TV shows I could highly recommend are in the crime noir genre. Not sure if that would be your cup of tea if the question was inspired by "Dix Pour Cent."

by Anonymousreply 7702/08/2021

Paris Police 1900

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by Anonymousreply 7802/08/2021

I'm not usually fond of Police Shows, but Spiral (Engrenage) is pretty great. They are on their 8th season.

by Anonymousreply 7902/08/2021

Is the older actress who plays Arlette actually the former lover of Chet Baker as was dramatized in the series? Did I read that upthread or somewhere on DL? For that matter is she the former lover of Guy Marchand, also dramatized in the same episode? This show is apparently so wonderfully Pirandellian, I'm losing track of fact vs fiction.

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by Anonymousreply 8102/08/2021

A French Village

[quote]This acclaimed drama is about the German occupation of France during World War II, and its effects on the inhabitants of a small village in Jura. In June 1940, the village of Villeneuve awakes to the arrival of the German army - and the next four years of occupation have a shattering effect on the lives of all its inhabitants.

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by Anonymousreply 8202/08/2021

Ugh, I found A French Village too sad and scary to watch after the first episode, especially in these days of insurrection.

by Anonymousreply 8302/08/2021

An alternative for r83 and others faint of heart.

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by Anonymousreply 8402/08/2021

Who is the sexy actor in the thumbnail?

by Anonymousreply 8502/08/2021

If you are referring to A French Village r85, that is Thierry Godard.

He and Audrey Fleurot are both in that and Spiral.

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by Anonymousreply 8602/09/2021

No, I meant the sexy man doing the push up in OP’s post.

by Anonymousreply 8702/09/2021

Call My Agent is wonderful, but I have otherwise been mostly quite disappointed in the caliber of French TV and movies lately. But I am open to suggestion.

by Anonymousreply 8802/09/2021

I loved the orangutan cameo in Call My Agent,

by Anonymousreply 8902/09/2021

R89 Audrey Fleurot?

by Anonymousreply 9002/09/2021

R80 Yes in her real life.

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by Anonymousreply 9102/09/2021

[R23] She offers excellent advice based on years of experience. She was able to determine Norman was engaging in self-sabotage. Wisdom is a rare commodity, especially in managing "talent".

by Anonymousreply 9202/09/2021

I just started watching it yesterday and have already blown through four episodes. Totally addicted..

by Anonymousreply 9302/09/2021

^ Joeystarr

by Anonymousreply 9402/09/2021


R87, it's Joeystarr

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by Anonymousreply 9502/09/2021

Thank you, R95.

by Anonymousreply 9602/09/2021

I don't like police procedurals, but "Engrenage" is excellent. If you like horror, "La Revolution" and "Marianne" are fun. H "Osmosis" had the premise of an AI who found your soulmate (featuring a gay couple), but it is very ponderous. Try the light comedy"Au Service de la France" (A Very Secret Service)- a 60's spy pastiche with the handsome Hugo Becker (who has a cameo as a producer on Dix Pour Cent):

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by Anonymousreply 9702/09/2021

What a fantastic series, start to finish. I thought the last season was strong- I loved the dynamic between Andrea and evil Elise in the last few episodes. All the posters are correct though- the biggest draws are Andréa and Noémie, two wonderfully drawn female leads. I was sad to finish the show. I felt really invested.

by Anonymousreply 9802/10/2021

As this thread highlights, I initially thought the show was going to be about Camille, but she's basically a non-entity after the first few episodes.

by Anonymousreply 9902/10/2021

A few other good, limited-run French crime shows: "La Mante" (with the always delightful Carole Bouquet), "The Chalet", and "Witnesses" (one season has Audrey Fleurot in it.) "The Forest" ("La Foret") was good but I got exasperated by the sheer stupidity of the main protagonist, who made one wrong decision after another. The one that's more like "Dark" or "Stranger Things", i.e. a crime show with a supernatural element, is "Black Spot" ("Zone Blanche"), which has two seasons but, apparently, the ratings for S2 in France were relatively poor compared to S1, so Netflix may end up cancelling it. I love "Engrenages", too.

by Anonymousreply 10002/10/2021

I shouldn't have been surprised but what I'm learning from the series is how large and varied the French film industry is. All who work in it really don't have to venture away from their country to make a great living. But I guess it still surprises me that the better actors rarely become international stars and I don't mean that to sound critical of them.

by Anonymousreply 10102/10/2021

More love for Noemi! I love how expressive her face is and how she widens her eyes at the slightest hint of drama. My favorite scene (POTENTIAL SPOILERS) is when she is out on sick leave after being hit by a car, and Mathias tries to send her a text message that says "Votre chaise est bien vide" (your chair is very empty). But due to auto-correct, his message ends up saying "Votre chatte est bien vide" (your pussy is very empty). He makes several attempts at sending the message before he gets the correct wording through. Then later, when Mathias takes notice of her return to the office, Noemi replies "Oui Mathias. Ma chaise n'est plus vide, comme vous voyez" (Yes Mathias, my chair is no longer empty, as you can see). Quelle coquette!

Then that scene where Noemi serves her guests the leg of lamb that she had previously thrown away in the wastebasket killed me!

by Anonymousreply 10202/10/2021

R101, while that's true about the French film/TV industry, the very first episode and the one with Fabrice Luchini highlight what a huge deal it is for them to be considered for a Hollywood movie--a ticket to another level of wealth, fame, prestige (even if it's a Tarantino movie or a Bond villain).

by Anonymousreply 10302/10/2021

I finished it last night. Satisfied with the ending but sad there are no more episodes to look forward to. I haven’t enjoyed a show this much in a very long time.

by Anonymousreply 10402/11/2021

I just started this show due to this thread. Love it, despite the fact that I know nothing about French cinema. I'm enjoying looking up all the actors who do cameos.

by Anonymousreply 10502/11/2021

Just started Season 3 last night. Jean Dujardin in Episode 1, rather disappointing. I've thoroughly enjoyed this series but I feel like it's flailing a bit right now.....hope it gets better before it's done. I'll certainly keep watching.

by Anonymousreply 10602/11/2021

The reason so many french movie stars are not really famous abroad is mainly due to language. Simple as that. French cinema has easily produced as many strong actors and actresses as the UK’s. But because those films are shot in french they don’t have as wide an international distribution as British films. For a French movie star to become internationally famous they need excellent English that will allow them to be picked by Hollywood (Marion Cotillard for instance), whereas any UK tart can make it (Keira Knightley anyone?). Otherwise your exposure will be very limited. Unless you’re truly fabulous and then you still make it, despite limited English like Huppert, Deneuve, Bardot, etc.

by Anonymousreply 10702/11/2021

^ An excellent example of this is Jean Dujardin who won the Oscar for best actor for The Artist. A silent role. Whether deserved or not, this should have led him to at least a few roles in Hollywood movies. But it didn’t. Probably because his English is not good enough (as you can gather from his acceptance speech).

by Anonymousreply 10802/11/2021

One thing about French people is that they can speak fluent English, but they rarely lose their thick accents. Germans, Spaniards, Italians and Scandanavians have more success in the US because they can speak better English.

by Anonymousreply 10902/12/2021

Just read on another DL thread that Francois Civil (Hippolyte) is playing D'Artagnan in the new French film of Three Musketeers.


by Anonymousreply 11002/12/2021

When I was an arty teen in the 80s, one could see French movies in most cities in the USA and in suburbs on the coasts, too! It was routine to see several French movies a year.

by Anonymousreply 11102/12/2021

Just watched the episode where Andrea gives birth. BRILLIANT!

by Anonymousreply 11202/16/2021

Just finished it all. I loved it! Noemie and Herve were my favorites. It was fun learning about French actors I don’t know...especially cute daddy Jose Garcia.

by Anonymousreply 11302/16/2021

Ugh, I went through 3 minutes of that and never laughed once. Hatchet-faced women... and I have to read also?

How do you say "pass" in French?

by Anonymousreply 11402/16/2021

Oooh! I haven't gotten to Jose Garcia yet. Does he appear in season 3? 4?

by Anonymousreply 11502/16/2021

[quote] and I have to read also?

[quote] How do you say "pass" in French?

Didn't you have to learn that for your GED?

by Anonymousreply 11602/17/2021

Herve was perfection.

by Anonymousreply 11702/17/2021

As a lesbian, I think Camille Cottin has a perfect body. I don't even mind her nose.

That said, IMHO, the actress who plays Noemie is fuck ugly. Her overbite is disturbing. She has a fat ass, fat thighs, fat belly, and disproportionately small breasts.

And the worst part is her nose. She has the same nose as Gerard Depardieu except smaller. I can't believe none of you have commented on that or her overbite.

I spent the last couple of seasons wondering what Matthias saw in her.

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by Anonymousreply 11802/21/2021

I just started season 3 and feel as though there's been a little drop in quality. As though the narrative is becoming a bit unsteady as the writers try to figure out these characters. Just a little bit of a step, and I'm still enjoying it.

by Anonymousreply 11902/21/2021

The funny thing is watch the show... the glorious, stylish French all have the most horrible noses.

by Anonymousreply 12002/21/2021

r118, it was clear that she lost weight for S4, and I thought her body looked great when she dropped the silver dress and ran naked to Mathias.

by Anonymousreply 12102/21/2021

I adore Laure Calumy (Noemie). She's outrageously funny and sexy, even with all of her "flaws." It's refreshing to see so many character types playing the leads in this series....none are traditional beauties but I find them all so engaging. I'd fear to see how an American version would be cast.

And Gabriel....did he lose a little weight or get better hairstyling in S3 (which I'm on now)? He looks very sexy, even as his role seems to have diminished.

by Anonymousreply 12202/21/2021

The episode with Binoche is sublime as she is pursued by an important film exec who wants to fuck her. Such a great and honest telling of this common situation.

by Anonymousreply 12302/21/2021

The French have BDF. Even the women.

by Anonymousreply 12402/21/2021

Weird how the French were once the leaders in avant grade movies -- they ruled the cinema in the 40s,50s, and 60s. But since then the industry had cratered and they seldom produce anything of note, and the few french movies that make it out of France are gimmicky, like Amelie or The Artist.

In TV, they've had a few successes but nothing of note except 10 Percent and a few others.

Then again, the French have given nothing in the last few decades to art, literature, or music either. It's like the country just gave up some years ago and now spends all its time worrying that no on speaks French anymore.

by Anonymousreply 12502/21/2021

R118 I sort of agree. I kept questioning how Matthias, with the first wife so elegant, lithe, graceful, and sensual, would go for the frumpy Calumy. When she did her full nude scene with the landing strip pubes her "lush and womanly" body should have been sexy. But it was taught like a blow up doll. She's not unappealing as a broad goofy skit comedian in a TV-like environment, but there you are....

R125 I disagree. I think some of the most interesting movies in the last decade or so have been French. Not the gimmicky crossover flicks... but real French films.

by Anonymousreply 12602/21/2021

^^ ha... taut, not taught.... nothing to teach there.

by Anonymousreply 12702/21/2021

Gabriel is someone who's a decent haircut and two months at the gym away from being really hot. There's a lot of potential there.

by Anonymousreply 12802/21/2021

R118, I was also surprised to see people gushing about Noemie's supposed beauty. And, especially in the first seasons, she was the stereotypical office busybody, with a crush on the boss and outdated style. That Mathias would like her is not surprising, though--she idolizes him and is hotter than his stick thin, aging wife.

I did like it when she started to assert herself in the later seasons, especially at the dinner party where she started referencing Brecht, if I remember correctly.

by Anonymousreply 12902/21/2021

Noemie was the most interesting character by the end of the show and her body is incredibly sexy.

by Anonymousreply 13002/22/2021

Those of you who think Noemie is sexy please identify yourselves as 1) gay male, 2) lesbian, 3) female bisexual, 4) male bisexual, 5) straight woman, or 6) straight man.

Inquiring minds want to know.

by Anonymousreply 13102/22/2021

R131, gay male. I think her body is perfection.

by Anonymousreply 13202/22/2021

Been loving this show. Has anyone seen the episode with Sigourney Weaver yet? It sounds delicious.

by Anonymousreply 13302/22/2021

I love Liliane Rovères character Sophia Leprince when she opened her desk draw and offered the nervous client a bag of pot to calm him down then his choice of uppers or downers for his driving test was hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 13402/22/2021

Doesn't Liliane play Arlette?

by Anonymousreply 13502/22/2021

I love this show.

Camille Cottin is very beautiful. You'd think the nose would be a detriment but it isn't at all as her face has so many good angles.

by Anonymousreply 13602/22/2021

[quote]Doesn't Liliane play Arlette?

yes, Sophia Leprince is played by Stéfi Celma

by Anonymousreply 13702/22/2021

I've been thinking about watching it. I will give it a try!

by Anonymousreply 13802/22/2021

Watch at least the first 2 episodes, r138. The subtitles go by very quickly because the pacing is fast and there are a lot of characters to meet and relationships to comprehend. But well-worth it!.

by Anonymousreply 13902/22/2021

On second viewing, I think they should have made Colette a psycho.

by Anonymousreply 14002/22/2021

Colette, r140?

by Anonymousreply 14102/22/2021

Andrea’s gf, r141. Isn’t Colette her name?

by Anonymousreply 14202/22/2021

Andrea's gf was a kind psycho - seemed unstable etc.

by Anonymousreply 14302/22/2021

Can we see your favorite male assistant's dix?

by Anonymousreply 14402/22/2021

R136, I love a big nose, but her big nose could get her cast as the Wicked Witch of the East with no prosthetics required. She's filmed at angles to disguise it, and probably helped with makeup/lighting. Yet sometimes in the first season a true view would slip through and I was in awe.

by Anonymousreply 14502/22/2021

Camille Cottin as Andréa was hilarious giving birth to her baby on the floor of the office.

by Anonymousreply 14602/23/2021

[quote]Camille Cottin as Andréa was hilarious giving birth to her baby on the floor of the office.

There's a hilarious bit either in that episode or the next one where Herve steps over the spot where she gave birth. He won't walk across the office floor without stepping over that spot.

by Anonymousreply 14702/23/2021

I thought it was funny when Andrea tried to win Colette over by pretending she was interested in rock climbing after secretly googling Colette and stumbling upon her rock climbing page. Only to have Colette coldly brush her off by telling her there was a rock climber with the same name as her but she personally suffers from vertigo.

by Anonymousreply 14802/23/2021

Halfway through season 3 and still really enjoying it. Feeling a little trepidation because I've heard the quality falls off sharply in season 4.

I think both Andréa and Noémie are gorgeous, in very different ways.

by Anonymousreply 14902/23/2021

Yes R149, season 4 is a severe disappointment -- the show runs out of steam. And the Sigourney Weaver episode is simply embarrassing, with an excruciating, random dance number in the middle of it.

But the first three seasons are charming -- the trifecta of good writing, acting, and direction.

by Anonymousreply 15002/23/2021

Sadly, I feel they lost their way half way through S3, and that finale episode with the "other Isabelle Huppert" really, how do you say it in French? Jumped the shark.

Just watched that last night. But I will continue until the very end because I love the characters and the actors who play them so much.

by Anonymousreply 15102/23/2021

Watching the Atletico Madrid v Chelsea game.... Giroud scores, and there's a face close-up.... that Gallic nose.... this pic doesn't do it justice, but damn the French often have these enormous honkers and still look reasonable attractive. Camille Cottin's mammoth beak looks normal in Paris.

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by Anonymousreply 15202/23/2021

Just finished season 3 and seriously considering stopping there, because it's the perfect ending to the series. I don't want the fourth season to ruin that for me.

by Anonymousreply 15302/24/2021

^ Bitch please, you know you're going to watch it.

by Anonymousreply 15402/24/2021

Ha! Probably, R154. Won't be able to help myself.

by Anonymousreply 15502/24/2021

I finished season 3 and will watch 4. Thinking about what others have said about season 4 I wonder if they changed writers or directors for the last season.

by Anonymousreply 15602/24/2021

One of the co-creators left.

by Anonymousreply 15702/24/2021

The writers didn't seem able to develop interesting second story lines for each of the main characters, especially Gabriel, Camille, Matthias and Sophia. And you know, once a baby is introduced into a character's life (Andrea), that's the end of any fun.

by Anonymousreply 15802/24/2021

Season 4 is hilarious. Don't worry about it.

by Anonymousreply 15902/24/2021

Camille Cotton beautiful?!!

She’s certainly attractive, as everyone can be one way or another (talent always adds to the allure). But I wouldn’t consider her a classic beauty.

She does remind me of a certain prehistoric neighbor...

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by Anonymousreply 16002/25/2021

Cottin's nose contributes to her piercing, deep-set eyes. If she ever got a nose job, her face would fade into nothingness like Jennifer Grey's.

by Anonymousreply 16102/25/2021

Nose. Size. Beauty. Changes over the millennia and through various cultures...

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by Anonymousreply 162Last Friday at 5:44 AM

She caught Covid at Cannes last year and has yet to recover her sense of smell/taste.

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by Anonymousreply 163Last Friday at 8:38 AM

Great article r163.

by Anonymousreply 164Last Friday at 8:51 AM

One of the most enjoyable qualities of this series is its guest stars’ willingness to portray themselves as flawed, weird, or downright despicable. Reminded me of Cher’s turn as herself in that Conjoined Twin Movie with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear.,

Then enter Sigourney Weaver.

Leave it to the insecure, aging, unemployed Hollywood actress to exercise a self-serving, vain, and banal attempt at self-promotion and career resuscitation with a thinly-disguised older leading lady plot centered on female empowerment and double standards. Plus, her entire characterization of an energetic, agile, active septuagenarian goes down the drain when it becomes pathetically obvious that they had to use a stunt double for the more challenging Lindy Hop moves. I was willing to overlook the fact that she can’t dance but the thickly-laid theme’s ulterior purpose was not only embarrassing but grossly pathetic.

Once again, the ugly American ruins an otherwise lovely, if somewhat predictable Parisian experience.

by Anonymousreply 165Last Sunday at 1:17 AM

I was unaware that Ms. Weaver wrote that episode r165.

by Anonymousreply 166Last Sunday at 1:53 AM

Please. She agreed with stipulations and I’m sure controlled her image throughout.

by Anonymousreply 167Last Sunday at 2:42 AM


Loved the bittersweet MTM-style ending

by Anonymousreply 168Last Sunday at 2:42 AM

R166 Even of weaver had nothing to do with the writing, she agreed to do what only comes across a self- promoting, congratulatory vanity script. The Self-effacing part was sorely missing. Do I ring it hard to believe that the writers, who always wrote deprecating roles for all the other stars, decided to treat La Sigourney with kids gloves out of fear Orr respect alone. She had a hand in that decision I’m sure.

by Anonymousreply 169Last Sunday at 2:47 AM

I can only imagine how hard they must have tried to get Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve to appear as guests on the show. Can you just picture that?

by Anonymousreply 170Last Sunday at 3:21 AM

I'm so looking forward to the British reboot which, supposedly, will have all new plot lines. I imagine one where they're trying to convince Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid to do another season of Last Tango in Halifax. But the stars are reluctant because they really can't stand each other.

by Anonymousreply 171Last Sunday at 3:24 AM

R166 you are familiar with the concept of a vanity project, aren’t you?

by Anonymousreply 172Last Sunday at 3:25 AM

r169, Sigourney was interviewed on the French TV show C A Vous, and she said that she was so thrilled to be asked on Dix Pour Cent that she accepted immediately without reading a script. A bit like life imitating art, since there was an episode of Dix Pour Cent with Charlotte Gainsbourg, where her character accepted a part without reading the egregiously bad script.

by Anonymousreply 173Last Sunday at 6:54 AM

Here is the interview where Sigourney talks about accepting the role (starts at 3:05).

Interviewer:  Vous avez accepte d'etre la premiere actrice americaine a figurer au casting de la serie Dix Pour Cent, vous connaissiez la serie et vous avez accepte en quatre heures d'y participer.  C'est vrai ca, c'est pas juste une legende urbaine?

Sigourney:  [Awkward pause].  I missed the question.

Interviewer:  Ah.  Vous avez accepte tres rapidement de participer?

Sigourney:  Yes.  Oui.  Well, pour la premiere fois dans ma vie, j'ai dit oui, sans meme lire le scenario.  J'ai dit oui, peut-etre c'est 4 heures, mais pour moi, c'etait vraiment immediatement, and it was a sublime experience, I just had so much fun.


Interviewer:  You agreed to be the first American actress to take part in the show Dix Pour Cent, you were familiar with the series and you agreed to participate in 4 hours.  Is that true, or is it just an urban legend?

Sigourney:  I missed the question.

Interviewer:  Oh.  You agreed to participate very quickly?

Sigourney:  Yes.  Well, for the first time in my life, I said yes without even reading the script.  I said yes, perhaps it was 4 hours, but for me it was really immediately, and it was a sublime experience, I just had so much fun.

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by Anonymousreply 174Last Sunday at 8:55 AM


by Anonymousreply 175Last Monday at 12:22 AM

Yeah I call bullshit. Nothing changes the fact that the episode came across as a vanity vehicle.

by Anonymousreply 176Last Monday at 12:25 AM

I must admit that as much as I've loved the show, I'm struggling with the final season. Episode 2 was really pathetic.

Well, to be really honest, each succeeding season has been more disappointing than the last one. Will it pick up by the series finale?

by Anonymousreply 177Yesterday at 3:29 AM

R22, is Chet Baker the one who was discovered (after he passed) to really be a butch lesbian?

by Anonymousreply 178Yesterday at 4:20 AM

The series finale is bittersweet r177 and I cried a few times. If you’re expecting a barrel of laughs, pass.

by Anonymousreply 179Yesterday at 8:03 AM

Season 4 takes a darker turn than the other seasons but I found it to be as entertaining it would have been better without SW.

by Anonymousreply 180Yesterday at 9:35 AM

French productions always give me the impression that they have no budget for hair and makeup. Or that French people in general just go around looking unkempt.

by Anonymousreply 181Yesterday at 9:44 AM

R178 No, he's the one who died at age 58 when he got locked out of his hotel room and tried to climb into his balcony from the adjacent balcony while under the influence of heroin and cocaine.

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