Voisins, Voisines | Chicago Reader

Voisins, Voisines

Set in a Parisian working-class suburb, Malik Chibane's gentle comedy (2005) centers on a multiethnic group of tenants in a housing project that's gone co-op. Plagued by back taxes, a rap star (Insa Sane) needs to come up with a new album fast and looks to his neighbors for inspiration; when they don't initially provide it, he mixes things up between the ex-con janitor (Frederic Diefenthal) and an adulterous couple. Expect none of the gritty social realism of banlieu films like Mathieu Kassovitz's Hate; here religious, racial, and sexual tensions are downplayed, resulting in a story much lighter than its backdrop. For a film about a melting pot, it's remarkably bland. In French with subtitles. 86 min.

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