Les Apaches (2013) MIFF Film Review


France 82 mins

I’ve really got to stop reading the blurbs about films, because my expectations keep getting messed about. For example, the blurb on Les Apaches makes it sound like a comedy, possibly with some drama, about a crazy party that goes wrong. It’s not. The party isn’t even a real party but a group of friends hanging out in an empty house after a night on the town. The film is actually a lot more interesting than the blurb, looking at the issues of a poor underclass made up of Arab and Moroccan workers on the island of Corsica where rich French tourists come to holiday.

The film is dark and dim, with a lot of misunderstandings and confusion. But the story didn’t quite work for me. The major event of the movie seemed to be unnecessary, especially with the events afterwards. And then it ended.

Les Apaches screens at Kino Cinema on Wednesday, July 31 at 9pm and at Greater Union on Saturday, August 10 at 4pm. To book tickets, visit http://miff.com.au/

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