Ni Pour, Ni Contre (Bien au Contraire) (2003, FRA) C-111m. SCOPE ** D: Cédric Klapisch. Starring Marie Gillain, Vincent Elbaz, Simon Abkarian, Dimitri Storoge, Zinedine Soualem, Diane Kruger, Cédric Klapisch. Unsuccessful crime drama or character study about a camerawoman, who gets involved with crooks from the Parisian netherworld. First she is asked to film one of their robberies, then she finds she can't leave them anymore. Draggy film must not be seen as a thriller. Has resonances of the director's superior CHACUN CHERCHE SON CHAT (1996), but otherwise this lives up to its title: It's neither good, nor bad. English title: NOT FOR OR AGAINST.

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