Frech movie makes world premiere |

Frech movie makes world premiere

Emily Auginbaugh

The French film “With a friend like Harry,” made its world debut at the Lake Tahoe Pioneering in Film Festival Sunday to a crowd of about 20.

The dark comedy was supposed to premiere the first night of the film festival, but festival producers thought it was too dark to kick off the event, volunteer Stephaine Defay said.

“With a friend like Harry,” is in French with English subtitles and stars Laurent Lucas, Mathilde Seigner and Sophie Guillemin.

Directed by Dominik Moll, the film is supposed to be in the same spirit of Alfred Hitchcock’s works.

An old high school friend name Harry latches on to Michel and his young family, growing more menacing and territorial over Michel as the movie progresses.

The violence and sexual overtones caused some concern for Reno resident Chris Temen, who came to the film festival expecting to view “Some like it hot” with her young children and niece.

Temen said her family discussed the mature content before seeing the movie, which she said everyone enjoyed.

“I was slightly disappointed because we were looking for slapstick,” Temen said. “But we really liked it. The kids started discussing it as soon as the credits rolled.”

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