Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Tony Soprano of the 1960’s French suburbs

"Although the best, and most memorable, performance from a supporting cast member has to be the portrayal of crime boss Guido, a character which is played to perfection by Gérard Depardieu. Guidco is a far cry from Depardieu’s most famous roles (Georges from Green Card for example), as he is essentially the Tony Soprano of the 1960’s French suburbs, and a character that was given a hefty presence by Depardieu’s strong and powerful performance, in a role that he fit into surprisingly well, being slow to trust, hardnosed, and very realistic and good at his job. Depardieu’s best performance in years, and one that could even rival James Gandolfini’s as a similarly toned crime lord."
(Jan. 29, 2010, Matt Wheeldon, Good Film Guide)

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