While the series “Orelsan: Never Show That To Anyone” is available on Amazon Prime, catch up with the rapper’s first achievement, “Comment c’est loin”, also available on the platform.
If you have already devoured the documentary series on rapper Orelsan directed by his brother Clément Cotentin and Christophe Offenstein (Never show that to anyone), know that Comment c’est loin, Orelsan’s first fictional production, comes from arrive on the platform.
When it was released to the cinema, How far is it attracted 244,633 curious in theaters to discover this story freely inspired by the life of Orelsan and his buddy Gringe, known in rap as the duo “Casseur Flowters”.
The plot of the film
After ten years of non-productivity, Orel and Gringe, in their thirties, struggled to write their first rap album. Their texts, full of jokes in bad taste and convoluted references, evoke their daily life in an average provincial town. The problem: you can’t finish a song. At the end of a stormy session with their producers, they are up against the wall: they have 24 hours to release a song worthy of the name.
Gringe and Orelsan play roles similar to those they held in their Blocked series once released on Canal +: thirties hanging out at home looking for musical inspiration that does not come. Alongside a gallery of tasty secondary characters, they are the real heroes of this comedy as nonchalant as its main protagonists.
Orelsan is co-writing the film with Christophe Offenstein who will later work on Never show that to anyone and Stéphanie Murat (Victoire, Max). This portrait of two “galley slaves” who seek each other and fail to write is that of a generation that wants the best but has no prospect of interesting outlets. Besides, life catches up with them and always gets in the way of their quest.
Many spectators will find themselves in this film whose sincerity transpires at every moment, which takes the time to heal its image and find how to tell boredom without ever getting bored.