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Mercuriales (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 November 2014 (France)
In a Parisian suburb of Bagnolet two receptionists who work in the lobby of the titular high-rise drift from one enigmatic situation to the next going to the pool, visiting a maze-like sex club and hunting for new employment.

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Virgil Vernier
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Neborac Ana Neborac ... Lisa
Philippine Stindel Philippine Stindel ... Joane
Jad Solesme Jad Solesme ... Nadia
Annabelle Lengronne ... Zouzou
Sadio Nakaté Sadio Nakaté ... Tony
Damien Bonnard ... Le gardien
Mickael Caeyman Mickael Caeyman
Sarah Loko Sarah Loko
Franck Babot Franck Babot
Isaïe Théodore Korenfeld Isaïe Théodore Korenfeld
Benjamin Klintoe Benjamin Klintoe
Pierre Joab Pierre Joab
Fathi Ibrahim Elnour Fathi Ibrahim Elnour
Moussa Ibrahim Moussa Ibrahim
Maryne Cayon Maryne Cayon ... (as Marine Cayon)
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In a Parisian suburb of Bagnolet two receptionists who work in the lobby of the titular high-rise drift from one enigmatic situation to the next going to the pool, visiting a maze-like sex club and hunting for new employment.

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Mercuriales - Die Töchter des Merkur See more »

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Mercuriales
13 June 2019 | by theta30See all my reviews

The various characters that inhabit the Mercuriales Towers resemble those captured in their own urban island as in Jia Zhangke's "The world". However here the two young girls, escape this encampment and follow a strong friendship. The director seems to want to express almost too much, as often happens in debuts.

There is an underlying atmosphere of magic, supernatural, which reflects youth's frustrations, anger or drama. For example the demolition at the final is perhaps a reflection of the separation of the two. The rebellious acts against Paris urbanity and mythological creatures reminds of Rivette's "Pont du nord". Moreover, there is also sensuality. The way this angst of young age is expressed is remarkable. I can't say there is anything remarkable about the youngsters here, being average, but what matters is the keen reflection of their temperaments in our modern world.


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