FILM REVIEW / REVIEW: After “Le Petit Locataire” was released in 2016, Nadège Loiseau presents her new film: “Three times nothing”. A touching and brilliant comedy that makes the audience go from laughter to tears in just a few seconds.
Three times nothing: a touching comedy
With Three times nothing filmmaker Nadège Loiseau, who has also worked on series like Profiling and A nice story, signs his second feature film. Indeed, after The Little Tenant in 2016, the director reunites with Philippe Rebbot for an exciting new comedy at the cinema this Wednesday, March 16, 2022. In addition to the presence of Philippe Rebbot, who has recently seen his career explode thanks to the success of the film and now of the series fuzzy love, the feature film is also worn by Antoine Bertrand and Côme Levin. The story tells how three homeless people win the lottery but find themselves stuck in endless administrative procedures to recover their money.
Nadège Loiseau thus wears a critical look at our modern society. With constant humanity, she uses these three protagonists, Brindille, Cap, and La Flèche, three gorgeous losers, to point out the abuses and administrative absurdities of our contemporary society. She denounces the permanent bureaucratic struggle faced by the homeless, and more broadly the French population. A way also to present the real obstacle course that these three characters must overcome to get out of their condition and find a semblance of normal life. As if society were putting as many obstacles in their way as possible.
From laughter to tears
Three times nothing is a touching comedy, full of delicacy and benevolence. A work that reminds us that French comedy can sometimes offer something other than typical blockbusters What the hell have we done Where The Tuches. Nadège Loiseau always exudes a lot of sensitivity in her film. She portrays the portrait of three touching men, with marked weaknesses, who are trying to come back to the light and integrate into a society that ultimately doesn’t want them. Whether it is the tone, the social themes, and the sweet mix of comic and emotional springs, Three times nothing often reminds the cinema of Louis-Julien Petit who makes punchy social comedies like a discount, The Invisibles, and soon Squad.
After a very focused first part on a comic dynamic, Nadège Loiseau takes her spectators to deeper horizons towards the end of his film. Three times nothing in its last part becomes more serious, addresses strong family and reintegration themes. The filmmaker even manages to extract a few tears to his spectators, the time of two final sequences extremely well dosed in terms of emotion. As for the trio of actors, it offers an exciting and perfectly mastered alchemy.
Three times nothing by Nadege Loiseau in cinemas from March 16, 2022. Above the trailer. Find all our trailers here.