are the most unstable redheads since Ginger Baker, but they have no conspicuous
talents. One poorly socialized youth and
perhaps the world’s worst psychologist express their anger with the world
through an extemporaneous crime spree in Romain Gavras’s Our Day Will Come (trailer here), which releases on VOD today.
does not have a happy home life. When
not violently arguing with his mother and sister, he fights with the members of
his unsportsmanlike football club and unknowingly flirts with his fake catfish girlfriend
online. He also sees Patrick in some sort of professional capacity, but that
turns out to be rather counter-productive. When a particularly ugly family quarrel
ends in a call to the cops, Patrick whisks the boy off a criminal road trip.
is no plan per se, but the older man is generally inclined to pursue extreme
sexual encounters. Confused about his
own orientation, Rémy latches onto the fantasy of seeking red-headed sanctuary
in Ireland. However, as their violent
behavior escalates, tragedy becomes inevitable.
The real question is whether we should care.
will be hard pressed to find two less appealing co-leads than Rémy and his
shrink. Their Ginger victimization
grievances in no way justify their crude and thuggish conduct. Frankly, it is rather unclear whether Gavras
(the music video director son of Costa-Gavras) is endorsing or subverting their
Patrick, Vincent Cassel is a convincingly malevolent brooder. Even though the film fails to fully click, he
is always an interesting looking presence, given that Ian Anderson thing he has
going on. Olivier Barthelemy is also
appropriately petulant and erratic.
However, it is hard to buy into any of the situations their characters
put themselves in.
Gavras nicely capitalizes on the bleak
post-industrial landscape near Calais, but his attempt to blend gritty
naturalism with the feverishly surreal never really comes together. At least it is a distinctive failure. For red-headed Francophiles, it is now
available for home viewing via Oscilloscope Laboratories VOD platforms.
Labels: French Cinema, Vincent Cassel, VOD