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* BARJO - It's hard to summarize the plot of this wildly offbeat French comedy. The main characters are twins, equally eccentric but in different ways: The sister desperately seeks a romantic affair that will break the monotony of her unhappy domestic routine, while the brother cultivates a fantasy life based on obsessive collecting, constant note-taking, and imaginary visits with the characters of a TV science-fiction show.

Everything from childhood memories to extrasensory perception and the imminent end of the world plays a part in their tragicomic story, which can be rambunctiously vulgar one moment and quietly sensitive the next.

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The film is directed by Jerome Boivin, who made the unconventional dog movie "Baxter" a few seasons ago; he also wrote the screenplay with Jacques Audiard, based on a Philip Dick novel. Anne Brochet and Hippolyte Girardot play the siblings, with Richard Bohringer as the discontented husband of the story. (Not rated)

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