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Louise-Michel

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A spurned ex-con embarks on a vengeful roadtrip in this dark Belgian comedy

Louise-Michel review

Named after a 19th century French anarchist, Louise-Michel is another outrageous black comedy-cum- road movie from Belgian duo Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern (Aaltra).

Louise (Yolande Moreau) is an ex-con who hooks up with hapless assassin Michel (Bouli Lanners) to kill the boss who closed down a clothing factory, leaving Louise and her co-workers redundant.

The laughs are defiantly non-PC, but there’s no doubting the sympathetic handling of the working-class heroes, nor the righteous rage at the injustices of contemporary capitalism.

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