Watch: Casse-Tête Chinois 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – Xavier is now forty years old. So are Wendy, Isabelle and Martine. At forty you are supposed to be more mature and live a a steadier life than at twenty. But not Xavier. Well, to be fair, he has made some progress in the field of thoughtfulness (he has even become a writer) but as concerns his everyday life, it is far from well-ordered. To be totally honest it is not entirely Xavier’s fault if his wife Wendy has suddenly left him for a new companion in New York and taken their two children with her. Realizing he can’t stand living without them, Xavier decides to settle down in Big Apple in order to remain close to them. He finds a home in Chinatown and it does not take long before trouble comes his way..
Plot: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can’t bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
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A witty charmer of a movie
Your partner leaves you after she found new love in a far away land. You want to be close to your children so you relocate and become prepared to take any crappy job and live in any type of shithole in order to get by. Sounds complicated?
In case the above is not an intricate enough, you become a sperm donor to help a same sex couple have a child.
In the midst of all this, an old flame comes into town but how can you think about romance? Then again why not? After all, our character does not lead a complicated life, he just…lives.
Incredibly witty with a mixture of European/American sense of humour, it provides a refreshing angle to life itself and how it keeps going with its ups and downs.
The complexities of life go on and on 7/10
Cedric Klapisch’s final movie in his trilogy comes to an end with “Chinese Puzzle”. As a fan of the first two films I was amused to watch the third one and witness the complexities in the life of Xavier Russo (Romain Duris).
Unlike the first movie “The Spanish Apartment” which I really enjoyed and empathize with, the second and third films were harder to find common ground with. Xavier and his friends are older, moved on and all became family people. Most teens would have likely preferred to empathize with the younger Xavier and his friends: Students figuring themselves, dealing with subjects such as love, drugs, family and studies.
That is why I feel The Spanish Apartment was a better film than the rest, it just clicked better with younger audience. The other two films speak of more mature issues, more complexities in life as you grow older.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed this film as well, Xavier having to across the planet to be with his children, at the same time dealing with his love life and Novel he’s writing are all nice plot points related to life that people can relay to them.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Cédric Klapisch
Writer Cédric Klapisch
Actors Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile de France
Country France, United States, Belgium
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby (Dolby 5.1)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4, Cooke S5i and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S5i and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical), D-Cinema