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Preview French Comedy 'Yes We Can' (2 Unemployed Pals Kidnap Obama's Grandma, Demand Ransom)

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 11, 2012 6:21 PM
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An new France/Germany/South Africa co-production comedy feature film titled Yes We Can, directed by Frenchman Olivier Abbou, from a screenplay penned by Abbou, Delphine Bertholon, and Nicolas Jones-Gorlin.

Starring Vincent Desagnat, Denis Wolf Elion, Jenny mutella, and Henri Guybet, the film's synopsis reads:

Jordan and Michael, friends for twenty years and roommates for the last ten, are unemployed but skilled at scraping by through alternative means—including kidnapping pets for ransom, one of their specialities. Sprawled out on the couch watching the news, they learn that President Obama is planning to visit his grandmother in Kenya. Inspiration strikes Jordan: they can kidnap Obama’s grandmother and demand 10 million dollars in ransom!

Of course, hijinx and hilarity ensue.

Described as an "outrageous comedy" from writer/director Abbou, and "a film that could never be shown on American television," as one write-up said, callling it one of those "buddy comedies in the French mode," Yes, You Can will screen in Montreal at the Fantasia Festival, which starts on July 19th

Watch the irreverent NSFW trailer below:

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  • sandra | July 13, 2012 10:25 PMReply

    Punching a woman in the breasts for the sake of comedy?

  • Allan | July 11, 2012 10:29 PMReply

    +1 Miles Ellison, you're so right another stupid stereotyped scenario and full of cliché coming from France...

  • Akimbo | July 11, 2012 8:39 PMReply

    His grandma, though? What?

  • Miles Ellison | July 11, 2012 8:11 PMReply

    "Buddy comedy in the French mode" is another way of saying "racist eurotrash piece of shit."

  • JMac | July 11, 2012 10:55 PM

    Cosign. Looks like one of those stupid, tacky direct to video "outrageous comedy" films they try to advertise after midnight... that would be another reason why it wouldn't air on American anything anywhere.

  • BluTopaz | July 11, 2012 7:23 PMReply

    Images of Black women being attacked throughout the trailer all in the name of comedy.... why are there still negroids who sign up for this? And dude doesn't understand accolades should come from viewers and/or critics--not the moron who made the flick. He's absolutely right it would never be shown on American tv, because it looks like a low rent beer commercial.

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