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Whatever goodwill Dujardin accrued with his Oscar-winning turn in The Artist will be swiftly swept aside with this dire treatise on male infidelity. It's a portmanteau affair, nine sketches of differing lengths showing the silly, boorish and sexist...
Sexually suggestive posters for The Players were banned in Paris. Sadly, that’s the single most interesting thing about this crude comedy anthology, comprising six infidelity-themed shorts, all starring The Artist himself, Jean Dujardin...
Often funny, outrageously vulgar in places and very, very French.
Time Out London
When a series of raunchy posters for Jean Dujardin’s new film appeared in February, moral guardians in the US tutted that ‘The Artist’ star had scuppered his Oscar chances. He hadn’t, of course. If anything, it’s the French who should be aggrieved by...
FANS of French Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin who admired his elegance and charm in The Artist may be a little shocked to see him rutting like a chimpanzee in The Players, an explicit comedy drama about infidelity comprising nine short films.
Shadows on the Wall
A series of short films and comedy sketches about male infidelity, this French film is often hilariously over-the-top in its farcical excesses. But it's also packed with moments of raw honesty as men grapple with their feelings and their failures.
If you walked out of this year's Oscar darling The Artist feeling that what it really could have done with were a few more arse shots, the odd misogynistic zinger and a pervasive sense of sexual despair, this multi-stranded Franco-com just might serve...