I’ve never seen so much gore
as there was in the Pierce Brosnan film November Man. Not usually my cup of tea, but the film was so exciting that my horror receded! Produced by Brosnan, the film could have been a James Bond by any other name – the plot was convoluted spy stuff, well worked out to a satisfying conclusion in Belgrade, with beautiful girls, lots of chases on foot and by car, naughty bits and a plethora of bodies.
We took our neighbour from Cerisy, who comes to us for English conversation lessons, and she said it was “her sort of film”.
The Cinema de la Plage at Hauteville sur Mer is small, modern, and very comfortable. Once a month they put on films in VO (original language with French subtitles) largely for the Brits living in the region. The showing concludes with a free cup of tea or coffee and chocolate biscuits in the lobby. We don’t go out a lot, but we’ve seen some terrific films there – Calendar Girls, Ladies in Lavender, Billy Elliott, Skyfall. Next month we are promised the award-winning Mister Turner, with Timothy Spall. Not to be missed.