"The challenge was to be both funny and true, even in the farce. I wanted the feeling that maybe some of the things are a little bit exaggerated, but basically they are true. Sometimes we cheated a little, but you can feel that it's not invented."
In theaters this month is a pair of amusing documentaries, an Oscar nominee, and the latest drama from a world-class filmmaker. Any time there are five pictures this good playing on theater screens, I take heart.
While playing a French historical character with the nickname of "le Balafré," or "the Scarred," Gaspard Ulliel also risked his own famous features during the shooting of highly realistic fight scenes.