death has customer service and a water fountain

death has customer service and a water fountain
death has customer service and a water fountain

However, there is nothing funny, neither in the monotone, nor in the bored politeness of the officials, as devoid of emotion as a plastic cup. Empathy is not part of the protocol. Faced with their dominant condescension, the victim opposes a heavy body, an animal fury: she protects her family injured by a crime. Which ? Mystery.

Doubt

The pace is uneven, sometimes as slow as the administration against which Lætitia Lalle Bi Benie is fighting: we get bogged down in the comfort of protocol. But Frédérique Loliée’s mood swings surprise the viewer and delight, as does her sadism towards her second-in-command, Quentin Raymond, as flat and erased as his role requires. A corrosive black humor ties it all together.

Finally, we understand that the victim is there to choose the punishment she will inflict on the aggressor: lethal injection, gas chamber, decapitation or hanging? This is where customer service comes in: agents lean towards an injection, which is cleaner and more profitable. She will choose the dirtiest death. At this moment, a doubt creeps into the spectator’s brain: have we witnessed a human or celestial tribunal? Was the victim alive or dead from the start, leaving her children devastated and her husband devastated?

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