Riens du tout

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  • 1992
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.4  (883)

"Riens du tout" is a French comedy-drama film released in 1992. The film is directed by Catherine Corsini and stars Fabrice Luchini, Daniel Berlioux, and Marc Berman. The film revolves around a young businessman named Philippe (Fabrice Luchini) who is hired by a small convenience store, Maison Védrines. Despite being overqualified for the job, Philippe takes a position as a trainee manager and begins to work his way up the chain of command.

The film, which means "Absolutely nothing" in English, is set in the early 1990s in the suburbs of Paris. The story follows Philippe, a highly educated man who has grown disillusioned with his previous job as a marketing executive. While seeking a new job, Philippe's friend invites him to apply at the local convenience store Maison Védrines. After successfully applying for the job, Philippe meets the store's owner, Mr. Vedrines (Daniel Berlioux) and his son, Sacha (Marc Berman). Despite the job being a significant step back for Philippe's career, he decides to take it anyway.

Philippe soon finds himself absorbed in the world of convenience store management, and begins to work diligently to turn the shop into a thriving business. He implements new systems, procedures, and processes to make the store more efficient and customer-friendly, eventually earning the respect of his colleagues and the owner. Throughout the film, Philippe forms strong relationships with the store's employees and regular customers, many of whom rely on the shop for their daily needs.

As Philippe becomes more involved in the store's operations, he begins to realize that his work has a deeper economic and social significance. He sees his job as not only a way to earn a living but also an opportunity to contribute to the community, and to help his underprivileged colleagues and neighbors. Through the stories of the customers who visit the shop, he learns about their lives, their struggles, and their hopes. Along the way, he discovers that the store is more than just a place to buy food and essentials - it's a central hub of the community, serving as a meeting place for people from all walks of life.

While the film is a lighthearted comedy at heart, it is not without its serious moments. The scenes between Philippe and his colleagues provide a poignant look at the challenges faced by people in lower-income jobs. The film does an excellent job of highlighting the real-life struggles of blue-collar workers, and the importance of the small businesses that serve their communities. It also provides a glimpse into the changing economic landscape of 1990s France, with the rise of multinational corporations and the decline of small, family-owned businesses.

Overall, "Riens du tout" is a charming and thought-provoking film that explores the complexities of work, community, and human relationships. The film's talented cast, led by Fabrice Luchini's performance as Philippe, brings the characters to life with humor and heart. The movie is a nostalgic look at simpler times in France's economic landscape and remains relevant even today, as small businesses and the working-class continue to struggle in the face of economic changes.

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    1 hr 35 min
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    6.4  (883)