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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, Slapstick Comedy With a Literary Bent

May 13th, 2015 Posted by Featured, Film No Comment yet

Nicloux harnesses the real fear of the kidnapping. Houellebecq is certain that, because his accosters are not wearing masks, he is to be killed, but this mortal tension dissolves as it becomes clear that they are merely middlemen who personally bear the novelist no ill will. Their initial impassivity soon turns to curiosity at hosting such a celebrity, and finally – in a sort of reverse-Stockholm syndrome – the kidnappers develop a palpable affection for the crotchety old writer.