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Riens du tout (Little Nothings)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Comedy
Release Date:January 1, 2000
Running time:95 minutes
Cast:Fabrice Luchini, Daniel Berlioux, Marc Berman, Olivier Broche, Antoine Chappey
Director:Cédric Klapisch
Writer:Cédric Klapisch

Description: Visitors to Paris are forever regaling those back home with outrageous tales of rude or even abusive behavior by shopkeepers, sales attendants, and (in general) just about anyone whose business puts them in contact with the public. Even ordinary Parisians seem prone to this sort of behavior. On the one hand, it is easy to sympathise with the aggrieved tourist; on the other, what if your home were the object of interest for uninterrupted hordes of barely civilized strangers, poking and prying into its every nook and cranny? In this comedy, which was remarkably popular in France (and Paris!), an American-trained store manager (Fabrice Luchini) attempts to inculcate his staff with such unlikely notions as service and the customer is always right, using the latest corporate training techniques. Some of these techniques are humorous in themselves, like the trust exercises which became so popular a few years back, or the technique of bonding in natural situations, joining together to win challenge matches, etc. The poor idealistic manager who attempts to accomplish this radical transformation in his staff is ill prepared for his program's odd result: the staff now has considerable ésprit de corps, but of a quite different kind than he had envisioned.~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

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