Fifth about The Seventh

Zero Fucks Given (Rien à Foutre)

Zero Fucks Given: the title of Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre’s drama, both in English and in French, tells everything that needs to be known about the protagonist. It is true that flight attendant is an activity that lends itself to some degree of nihilism, and the film explores that well, as it looks at her day-to-day activities. Additionally, the film gives some insight into the world of low-cost airlines. The problem, however, is that a character with that attitude is not particularly engaging, no matter how efficient the portrait by Adèle Exarchopoulos is. She pouts, she displays her cold smile, and she navigates her life as a bit of a drone; it’s not a complex character to play, but she does it well. The film feels a bit overlong, and editor Nicolas Rumpl could have tightened the pace without sacrificing the story or mood. Cinematographer Olivier Boonjing captures it all with an in-your-face camera, but the lighting is simplistic, harsh, and unflattering.

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