Dir. Romain Gavras, 2018, 102min, DCP
With Karim Leklou, Isabelle Adjani, Vincent Cassel, Philippe Katerine
In French with English subtitles
Adjani’s latest film role to date throws her devoted audience another thrilling curveball. In The World Is Yours, she spoofs her reputation as an ice queen by sinking her teeth into over-the-top Danny, an international pickpocket, bargain basement fashionista, and suffocating mother to François, a small-time drug dealer.
From the rough French suburbs to the tacky glamor of the Costa del Sol, Romain Gavras’s high-octane comedy thriller constantly hits the sweet spot between caustic satire and bling-bling action-adventure as it follows Danny, François, and a motley group of would-be criminals on the quest for the haul of a lifetime.
“The young director Romain Gavras does not reinvent the comic caper but he revitalizes that genre with pop verve, goofy humor and visual sophistication. A flamboyant turn from Isabelle Adjani doesn’t hurt either, with the star sending up her own image as an aloof leading lady.”
The New York Times