Movie Review: A crafty story

Hebrew title: Hadvarim She’ani Rotzah
Written and directed by Didier Le Pecheur, based on a novel by Gregoire Delacort
With Mathilde Seigner, Marc Lavoine
Running time: 94 minutes
In French. Check with theaters for subtitle information.

When I first worked at the New York Post, one of my jobs was to collect lottery tickets from virtually everyone in the newsroom and bring them to the candy store to enter them into the weekly drawing (“You’ve gotta be in it to win it,” was the motto). I started playing the lottery, too, although I admitted to the office manager that I didn’t think I would ever win.

“If you did win, what would you do?” she asked, and I recited the usual list – fancy vacations, a nice apartment, etc.


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