What makes this so special are the mind tricks on our perception
I'm German and am a big fan of this movie. Never ever have I wondered about the plot, and I wouldn't be able to explain it to anyone. That's of no importance to this movie.
And as a ZAZ movie it's silly and funny. No news there, either.
But what makes this movie stand out is its play with our perception.
Think about it - many many of the jokes are about fooling us about what we expect to see, much more than in any other ZAZ movie:
- the moving train
- the huge telephone
- the cows seen thru the binculars
- the hands all over the beach scene
- the little gang member looking out of the top window of the door
- the boots in front of Nick when he's crawling thru the fence
And there's probably more. All great jokes I will never forget because of how greatly they fooled me.
Don't you agree that this movie has this kind of gag going as a major theme? I say this because I'm surprised that I found no review that did point this out.
And I think that other ZAZ movies didn't do that to this extent.