TERRIBLE JUNGLE – Should we see this comedy carried by Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Dedienne and Jonathan Cohen? What critics say about Terrible Jungle.
[Mis à jour le 29 juillet 2020 à 10h05] Catherine Deneuve as a mother who goes in search of her ethnologist son kidnapped by a tribe of gold diggers in the heart of the Amazon forest. This is the idea that begins Terrible Jungle, a feature film directed by Hugo Benamozig and David Caviglioli. In theaters from July 29, 2020, this film is one of the many French comedies currently showing in theaters. But this comedy stands out in the cinematic landscape for its penchant for absurd humor and its five-star cast. The French critics are generally conquered by Terrible jungle, saluting the absurd humor which would recall that of Monty Pythons or Oss 117. “Terrible Jungle”, by Hugo Benamozig and David Caviglioli, proposes a hilarious journey in absurd lands “, judge The Parisian, when L’Obs is even more dithyrambic: “To laugh like that, at the moment, it is the astronomical gift. Something to swallow his mask. Must take advantage of it.
Under the concert of praise, some French media are nevertheless more measured on Terrible jungle, reproaching this comedy for its inequality. This is the case with Première: “The difference in tone and rhythm supposed to create a dynamic falls flat, by too much artificiality, but without preventing to fully savor the burlesque madness which therefore ends up winning the bet. on this film too wobbly, therefore, to fully convince “. The same goes for Le Journal du dimanche, which nevertheless believes that this first film is “often very funny, thanks to wacky situations and a troop of amazing actors.” If Cinemateaser believes that Terrible Jungle is “not completely successful”, it remains according to the specialized media “a first wicked and crazy film […] brilliantly worn by Vincent Dedienne and Jonathan Cohen. “Le Figaro, for its part, has a much sharper opinion: the film is” to be avoided “according to the media. It is now up to spectators to form their own opinion on Terrible Jungle.
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Synopsis – Eliott, a young naive adventurer, decides to go to Guyana to find the Otopis, an Indian tribe living in the Amazon rainforest. Convinced that he is going to discover a paradise on earth, he becomes disillusioned when he realizes that the Otopis are gangsters of the jungle, whose leader is an Indian who deals with gold traffickers. In this hostile environment, Eliott will also have to face his tyrannical mother, escorted by Lieutenant-Colonel Raspaillès, a commander of the local gendarmerie …
Terrible Jungle was filmed in Reunion. And it was not just a piece of fun, reports Le Parisien. Many struggles and difficulties were imposed on the film crew: torrential rains, torrents of mud, actor injuries, hotel fire, sick technicians, wrapping up this comedy was definitely not easy!