Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Christian Vincent’s dryly comic courtroom drama was selected as the opening film for the 44th Hong Kong French Cinepanorama on 18 November.
Jesper Jensen (Thure Lindhardt) is an archetypal, self-obsessed, do anything to get ahead Yuppie, whose life quickly starts to unravel after a car accident and DUI charge. He finds himself doing community service in a local garbage sorting and recycling plant, alongside a band of charming, if somewhat unhinged misfits.
Basically a straight up and down genre comedy with few surprises, Take The Trash is short on laughs but makes up for this with some charming moments and diverting flights of fancy. A light, short, entertaining little film.