SBS ONE, 10.10pm, M ( 2006)
French director Eric Lartigau’s whimsical romantic comedy about a confi rmed bachelor scheming to stay that way is disposable fun. Life is easy for happily single 43-year-old Luis ( Alain Chabat, below), but his charmed life is set for a rude awakening when his fed-up family decide it’s high time he got hitched, and the sooner the better. Luis then comes up with a seemingly infallible plan: he’ll find the perfect woman to pretend to be his partner and then, on the day of the nuptials, she’ll cruelly dump him. Enter Emmanuelle ( The Science of
Sleep’s Charlotte Gainsbourg). But could this phoney fiancée actually be “ the one” for Luis? A lovely ode to romance.