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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

MV5BMTg3NDgwMjU4M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTExOTc0MTE@._V1_SY317_CR175,0,214,317_AL_The author Michel Houellebecq is abducted by three amateur kidnappers. (IMDb)

So the gimmick with this French movie is that not only is the story completely true, but everyone is playing themselves, including the kidnappers. Weird right? But unfortunately, this movie is as eventful as the actual kidnapping. I could have read a news article about the whole thing and would have gotten just as much out of it. There are some humorous moments, especially conversations between Michel and his kidnappers, but overall it just plods along way too slowly to be truly enjoyable. You almost wished they actually dramatized it a little bit.