Director: Pierre Salvadori. With Daniel Auteuil, José Garcia, Sandrine Kiberlain, Michèle Moretti. (110 min.)
Sterritt *** After saving a stranger from hanging himself, a restaurateur gets involved with the unhappy guy's girlfriend. Garcia is great in this French dramatic comedy, and Auteuil remains one of the great European stars. Maybe the movie does so much dawdling and meandering so we'll have more time to bask in their presence; in any case, the otherwise pleasant picture uses up its ideas long before it uses up its running time. In French with subtitles.
Director: Ron Howard. With Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Paddy Considine. (144 min.)
Sterritt **** See review.
Director: Konstantin Bojanov. With six Bulgarian drug abusers. (90 min.)
Sterritt *** Documentary portrait of several East European heroin addicts. Humane, unsentimental, eye-opening. In Bulgarian with subtitles.
Director: Allan Mindel. With Troy Garity, Alison Folland, Randy Quaid, Bruce Dern. (95 min.)
Sterritt ** Two young swindlers decide to con a backward young Midwestern man, and discover they're not the only ones with a special interest in him and his money. A very uneven dark comedy.
Director: Keren Yedaya. With Ronit Elkabetz, Dana Ivgi, Meshar Cohen, Shmuel Edelman. (100 min.)
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