UK Release Date: 23rd November 2012.

Stars: Ken Scott (director), Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antoine Bertrand, Igor Ovadis,

Plot: As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father.

Every now and then there is a foreign film that I genuinely have an interest in seeing and will seek it out. Whether it be German (Run Lola Run), Asian (House of Flying Daggers) or French (A Prophet – easily one of the best gangster films of all time) and this is another than can be added to the list.

Starbuck is a French language film made in Canada and has already been released in several other countries before we finally get it. It won’t do well in Britain, of course, because it is in French but at Awards festivals around the globe it has been picking up awards very frequently. Just from the synopsis you can tell that this is going to be a very interesting comedy film and the trailer does not disappoint.

I think that with English comedies and American comedies you get a lot of the same things and Starbuck offers something different. The main character, David, seems brilliantly hilarious and the comedy seems very well written. This has the potential to be one of the funniest films for years I think, and that’s just judging by the trailer.

It’s probably only a matter of time before Hollywood remakes Starbuck but lets hope they don’t.

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