Next Wave Film Festival Review: LES METERORITES (France 2018) ***

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Nina, 16, dream of adventure. In the meantime, she spends the summer between her village in the south of France and the amusement park where she works. Just before meeting Morad, Nina sees … See full summary »


Romain Laguna


Lucas Delangle (collaboration), Romain Laguna(screenplay) | 2 more credits »

This low budget French film set in the south of France follows the misadventures of teenage Nina.  Nina works at the local theme park.  She falls for Morad, brother of her co-worker who warns her against being dumped by him.  Nina hangs out with Morad, nevertheless.  The film follows the restlessness of youth as personified by Nina who gets in trouble at work for hitting kids.  Nina also smokes dope and has sex with Morad, with nudity provided uninhibitedly in the film’s sex scenes.  Whether the audience would side with Nina is questionable as director Laguna does not do anything to make the audience take her side.  

Nina just does her thing.  The film is so called because Nina sees a meteorite one night, thinking it to be the end of the world.  But it is a sign that her life’s to be changed, just as meteorites were supposed to have  changed the course of earth’s history by destroying the dinosaurs.


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