A black comedy with a celebrity cast about the joys and sorrows of an Argentinian in France, interspersed with some delightful gore.
José, a cartoonist by profession, probably never dreamed that he would one day become a househusband. But that’s exactly what happens when he becomes a father and moves to what may be the most boring city in all of France. As soon as he arrives, he’s out of work, and his French girlfriend takes over the breadwinning. José gradually adjusts to the daily routine with the baby; routine is very important to him. One day, while aiming to borrow something from his neighbor, he finds that the latter is not only an arrogant snob, but also a passionate jazz fan. As the neighbor dances ecstatically to the jazz standard “Petite Fleur”, the visit reaches a bloody crescendo. Then another shocking thing happens that profoundly surprises José and soon becomes part of his routine: a little murder every Thursday.
Meet the director
Santiago Mitre is a graduate of the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, where he was born in 1980. Initially he was an actor and directed short films and promotional films. From 2008, he became a co-writer on the films of his compatriot Pablo Trapero and wrote screenplays for films by Israel Adrián Caetano and Walter Salles. In 2011, he had his feature film debut with THE STUDENT; that same year, Mitre founded an independent production company called La Unión de los Ríos. His second feature film, PAULINA, premiered in 2015 at the Semaine de la critique in Cannes, where it received the Nespresso Grand Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize. The political thriller THE SUMMIT, shot in Argentina, followed in 2017. PETITE FLEUR (2022) is the first feature film Mitre has shot in France.