Comments from Ana Sam, author of the blog and book after seeing the film:
“I was very apprehensive about this moment of viewing, because even if I read the successive versions of the scripts (I must have seen 5 or 6 of them, I think), if I attended a few days of shooting, if I had seen rushes (understand bits of the film edited to less than 30 seconds) a few months ago, this moment when the film is born before your eyes is necessarily different from the image that we project when we read the script in its paper version.
First of all, the opening credits remind me of the one in the movie “Stop me if you can” with the side, drawn story, some touches of colors, a catchy music and the appearance of all the characters. A real success! [On the story side, it is a romantic comedy (a nice Christmas tale) with a social chronicle background. If I were looking for parallels, it would be a mix between : The tribulations of a cashier (my book…) and Lightning in Notting Hill.
Oh yes, it’s a bit of a toss-up, but the two types of stories blend together perfectly and moving from one side to the other offers moments of breath as much as reflection, humor and still letting the story unfold without offering any downtime.
Without revealing the scenario, it is the kind of film that feels good, we do not fall into an easy caricature or into an anti-social slur or into any mawkishness. Michel Siksik (the scriptwriter) managed to stay on the edge. [Déborah François who plays Solweig is in the tone from the beginning to the end. In fact, one is transported by the whole thing and for once I didn’t see the time pass during the movie (which is rather rare for me, I tend to look at my watch every 1/4 hour).”