the 5 most uncomfortable moments of the series with Pierre Niney

the 5 most uncomfortable moments of the series with Pierre Niney
the 5 most uncomfortable moments of the series with Pierre Niney

Released on April 30, the series Fiasco, created by Igor Gotesman and Pierre Niney, is still in the top 10 of the most viewed series in France on Netflix. Chased from first position after ten days at the top of the ranking, the series – which still has a few surprises in store for us according to its director – therefore still attracts comedy fans. And not only that. Indeed, if the mockumentary aims to be deliberately absurd, it very regularly approaches unease, not to say outright that it sometimes casts an enormous chill. Tele-Leisure has selected for you the five most embarrassing moments of the series, starting at the top of the podium.

My big sausage (…) between the drops“: the most uncomfortable moment of the series sets the tone from the first episode

From the first episode, the tone is set: Raphaël Valande, the director of the film in question, has no self-confidence and assumes nothing, and all his problems will arise from his inability to be himself. Starting with his presentation and “motivation” speech, which Jean-Marc, his producer, encouraged him to give from the first day of filming. But while Raphaël is anxious to speak in front of his entire team – who are already working without respecting his instructions – he begins to stammer from his first words. In front of him, everyone sympathizes, the looks are warm and supportive, they seem to understand the pressure that this young director is under who is betting everything on the project of a lifetime. But very quickly, it changes. While his lack of involvement with the team – whose first names and roles he does not know – immediately makes him less sympathetic, the fact that he cuts off his main actress to take on two technicians in front of everyone , making fun of his stunt coordinator’s Quebec accent to establish his authority is obviously inappropriate. A few seconds later, Pierre Niney’s character completely freewheels; after mentioning a rape of his main actress Ingrid, he goes even further (yes, it’s possible) and pronounces what will probably remain THE sentence of the series: “My big sausage that I’m going to put between mom’s mouthpieces“. Even in previous decades when ears were less demanding and morals were more flexible regarding sexism and harassment, these comments would have shocked. That is to say…

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A great resistance fighter who turns out to be a collaborator: a scene from Fiasco so uncomfortable that it makes you nauseous

In its fifth episode, Fiasco manages to embarrass us as much as the very first episode by exploring the vilest level of humanity. While Raphaël Valande finds himself on the family farm to shoot some sequences for his film – which focuses on his grandmother, a resistance woman who is said to have saved 122 Jews during the Second World War – he discovers, in her bedroom- This is a secret room. But if the young man imagines that this is where his ancestor hid the Jews, he quickly realizes that his grandmother is hiding a completely different secret, untold and abominable: she slept with Hitler and kept dozens of of treasures stolen from the Jews, all stored between a huge Nazi flag and a painting of Marshal Pétain.

When Fiasco denounces misogyny in cinema

At the end of the second episode, the two main actors of the film, played by Vincent Cassel and Leslie Medina, play a scene in a car, under a “rain that wets well“. While the team settles a technical detail, the famous actor Robin Jacomet gives advice to his young colleague who follows them with pleasure. But while Ingrid’s new acting proposal does not please the director, Robin Jacomet does not takes no responsibility and even accuses the actress of “suggest weird things“. He begins to rub her openly in front of everyone and does it again a few minutes later when they find themselves isolated again in the car. This scene, which undermines the actress, appeared to us to great psychological violence and the fact that we can easily imagine such a plausible situation in real life means that it (unfortunately) enters the top of the most embarrassing moments of the series.

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A non-consensual sexual relationship: one of the most uncomfortable moments of the series Fiasco recalls reality

Tied with the previously mentioned scene for third position in the top 5 most awkward moments of the series Fiasco, for the same reasons: the scene where Tom, played by François Civil, casually tells his friend Raphaël that he unwillingly accepted a sexual relationship with Jean-Marc for the purposes of the film. Extremely violent, this little sentence which could have gone unnoticed because it is said so innocuously shocks our ears just as much as those of the director. In real life, we are even more uncomfortable than we easily imagine – here again – the scene has taken place dozens of times in the world of French cinema today affected by a second Me Too wave.

Fiasco uses the zero level of the schoolboy valve: the episode of diarrhea causes discomfort for the viewer

At the end of the third episode, the film crew is invited to the set of Claire Chazal’s new show to restore Raphaël Valande’s reputation and try to flush out the crow. But the director, the producer and the main actress of the film are all taken by a devastating episode of diarrhea. Loud farts, frantic runs to the toilet, shoving and mental images of poop… it’s level zero of the schoolboy valve, and because we found it useless here and clearly heavy, this scene undoubtedly enters into the ranking of the most awkward moments of the series.

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A pornographic video shared as a vacation souvenir: Fiasco defies all reason

In the middle of the third episode, while Magali tries to discover the owner of the vermilion sweatshirt, she shows a photo of it to Victor, the costume designer for whom she has a crush. The director’s assistant then reveals to her colleague, completely voluntarily, a video of herself naked on the beach during her vacation in the Seychelles. If Victor is embarrassed, we are probably even more embarrassed than him. This short scene shows to what extent the character played by Géraldine Nakache is sexually obsessed even though until then we imagined her to be the only member of the management team who was rather “normal”. A moment as uncomfortable as it is useless and improbable. At the end of the first episode, Magali’s guess, so precise that it can only be experienced, about the day she “c*** in a guy’s mailbox“, had however alerted us to the deviances of this character. But the scene had made us laugh so much that we would rather classify it in the top 5 of the funniest moments of the series – which should have had a completely different title.

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Bonus: a scene from Fiasco worthy of The Office

Special mention to the scene where Pierre Niney’s character announces Joséphine’s accident to her family by post-it after letting his face be made up like a cat and hiding behind the sofa to surprise the young woman while he knows full well that she is in the hospital. In this scene, Raphaël’s lack of frankness reaches its peak and reminds us of the day when Michael Scott, in the twelfth episode of season 6 of The Officereturns to honor his promise – made ten years previously – to pay for the studies of an entire class of high school students even though he has absolutely no means.

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