TIFF 2017 Movie Review: LE PRIX DU SUCCES (THE PRICE OF SUCCESS) (France 2017) ***

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2017. Go to TIFF 2017 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

The Price of Success Poster
A comedian’s relationship with his family crumbles when he reaches a level of success in his career.

Stars:

Tahar RahimRoschdy ZemMaïwenn

 
THE PRICE OF SUCCESS benefits from the performance of two of the best Arab stars in French films today – Tahar Rahim and Roschdy Zem.. They play brothers fighting (lysically as well as verbally) with each other.

A popular stand-up comic, Brahim (Rahim) from a working class French family balances fame, ambition, and expectations while feeling his loyalties pulled between his manager-brother (Zem) and artistic-director girlfriend (Maiwenn).

Mourad supported and promoted Brahim for 15 years, but is he now thinking too small? Too Arab? Too immigrant? And is he willing to let go of the brother who has defined his life? The film could have been funnier with more laughs from Brahim’s stand up comedy.

Brahim’s comic routines on show that were supposed to have shot him to fame, are not really funny or impressive. The film does not quite come together despite the confrontation scenes.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDgo0TZwgM

 

THE PRICE OF SUCCESS

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