The French Films You Never See In London

The Arts

Not every French film is about an angsty bourgeois family being sarcastic and shagging in a chateau. There are lots of action movies teeming with product placement and stupid car chases that we simply don’t see. This is one of my favourites. In ‘Le Boulet’ our hero has to retrieve a winning lottery ticket from his jacket. There’s one problem; he’s in jail, and the jacket is in his warden’s wife’s car. Here’s a clip of the chase that occurs early in the film (be patient – it kicks off about two minutes in).