WIFF | FILMS

LOST IN PARIS ( PIEDS PARIS NUS)

Review

Director:

Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon

Genre:

Comedy

Country:

France/Belgium

Rated:

PG

Year:

2017

Language:

French/English 

Runtime:

83 Minutes

Description:

Fiona is a gawky, gangly, bespectacled Canadian librarian who sets off for Paris to help out her ancient Aunt Martha, who really ought not to be living alone at this point (she makes out with a hapless guy half her age and puts garbage in the mailbox). The dorky Fiona traipses all over Paris wearing a backpack with a Canadian flag sticking out of it and instead of locating Martha, who has disappeared, she encounters Dom, a homeless guy without a care in the world who believes in instant gratification no matter how dubious the prospects.

The storyline is a mere pretext for the sorts of sight gags, brilliantly timed pranks and pratfalls and physical comedy that depend entirely on timing and far-fetched coincidences.

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