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Chevalier: An amusing satire of masculine competitiveness

A sign outside the Vancity Theatre, one of the venues for the Vancouver International Film Festival, in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday October 1, 2015.

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3 out of 4 stars

Directed by
Athina Rachel Tsangari
Country
Greece
Language
English

The Vancouver International Film Festival runs Sept. 24 through Oct. 9. Each day, The Globe and Mail picks at least one must-watch film.

Six prosperous Greek men are hanging out on a luxury yacht, spear-fishing, swimming and dining when they decide to play a parlour game in which they will rate each other's behaviour in a variety of contests. Who's courageous enough to give blood? Who makes the most convincing phone call home? And yes, who has the biggest dick. The increasingly absurd results provide a sly and amusing satire of masculine competitiveness directed by Athina Tsangari, who was the producer on Yorgos Lanthimos's Oscar-nominated Dogtooth. The film is made watchable by a strong cast that renders the men's vulnerability particularly sympathetic.

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