Sunday, September 14, 2008
"La cité de la peur" ("Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy", 1994) is a comedy by the French troupe Les Nuls. It follows the same rules of wacky humor used by Monty Python and University of Wisconsin's Zucker Brothers (of "Airplane," "Naked Gun," and "Top Secret!" fame). It's a feast for any lover of slapstick comedy, even if some jokes based on French language and on references to French culture and media may get lost in translation. The references to a slasher movie called "Red is Dead" with its hammer & sickle-toting communist psycho killer are absolutely hilarious! Watch it, but only if you can stand a few scatological jokes.