A Pain in the Ass



An unlikely friendship develops between a hitman and a suicidal guy who have both checked into the same hotel for different reasons.

The latest episode in the life of Francois Pignon, for some, this film may be a laugh-out-loud slapstick comedy. However, if farcical screwball is not your bag, then this movie could be seriously unfunny. The situations are 'black' and the delivery is heavy-handed. Rather than the satirical wit we expect of Monsieur Pignon, laughs are sought from situations such as suicide, divorce, and incompetent medical specialists. Funny? More like a pain in the ass.

Anne Murphy

French Film Festival 2009
86 mins