A list of my twenty favourite film trilogies including both conventional and thematic trilogies. I have ranked based on the…
An Amazing Couple
Cécile et Alain vivent ensemble depuis vingt ans. Il est le patron d'une petite entreprise de haute technologie à Grenoble, qui fonctionne plutôt bien, tandis qu'elle est prof. Tous les deux forment un couple modèle, épatant, indestructible, au grand désespoir de Georges, un ami médecin, qui convoite Cécile.
The comedy in Lucas Belvaux’s trilogy is the weakest in the set: it comes encumbered with too many plot branches into the other two films, and it really could have done with being a bit funnier than this.
However, in dealing with misunderstandings and issues of perspective, it contains much that is thematically relevant to the big picture.
Ironically, the most beneficial from being a near standalone, it's overlaps seem to add little to After Life, but its whimsical premise - a lawyer goes to outrageous lengths to cover up, initially, a minor health problem, but finds himself embroiled in a battle of suspicions with his wife after weaving a web of lies fit for Larry David - and the devilish, almost cheerful distraction of this picture (from the urgent and gloomy character studies of On the Run and After Life) makes it so enjoyable, you almost wish it didn't require as much heavy baggage primed for "by comparison" observations.
Preserving this list for posterity as it will disappear from here:
- after number 70, "In a Land…
Most trilogies follow the same set of characters from beginning to end but there are many trilogies, loosely connected or…