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Netflix: Under the Seine, this hidden reference in the film

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun11,2024

While Under the Seine is currently a hit on Netflix, the film seems to be slowly but surely getting rid of the hype. “nanar” label that we too quickly looked for; à stick to him. Far from the Sharknado that some have wanted to portray, the film is in reality much smarter than yet another shark film and even hides a few small references allowing you to have a completely different reading.

Netflix: Sous la Seine, this hidden reference in the film

A shark in the catacombs of Paris

À the image of the shark that it depicts, the film Sous la Seine is in the process of mutating. After a few first days where he served as an easy punching bag for the disgruntled minds of Twitter/X,Xavier Gens’s latest achievement has turned into a real success and is unraveling ;jà of the label of “nanar” which we too quickly sought; à stick to him. Released June 5,the film is still number 1 in France today (June 11) but also in several dozen countries around the world. À For comparison, the highly anticipated Rebel Moon Part 2 did not last a week. this level and even seems to be already there. forgotten of all. À Conversely, interest surrounding Sous la Seine continues to grow.

If the press quickly and massively booed the film, talking about “Sharknado”(Premiere) or “willingly foutraque” (Le Point), the foreign press is much more lenient, even laudatory. In the United States, Variety even speaks of one of the most recommendable successors to Jaws by Steven Spielberg and at the same time, the Game creator Hideo Kojima praised ingenuity of the film in a long tweet.

I watched “Under Paris” on Netflix. In the middle of a triathlon in the River Seine, people are attacked by a mutated giant shark that can live in fresh water. It has all the elements to be interesting, but unlike the ocean, a river is not scary because you can quickly retreat to… pic.twitter.com/DvlUjRJoDj

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This is not the first time that a “horrific” French production ;aise is treated badly at homeand placed on a pedestal outside our borders. We remember, for example, the Marianne series by Samuel Bodin and Quoc Dang Tran (also on Netflix) which, despite a frosty welcome in France, was complimented by the great Stephen King himself. That said, we must recognize that despite this its setting could not be more hexagonal, Paris,the film is rich in a structure which is not encumbered with the dross of most French productionsand embraces a classic monster story filled with more or less obvious references that allow for a universally accessible reading.

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Certain references from the film may even sometimes seem obvious to fans of genre cinema. À This title, it seems quite obvious thatBérénice Bejo is here quite influenced by the character of Ripley inAliensby James Cameron. After seeing his entire crew devoured by a monster, she returns to confront him and even tries to save another female character younger than her by following her into her secret lair.

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The screenwriter Yannick Dahan, who is also one of the most famous French film critics, even had ;mentioned his desire to draw inspiration from Bong Joon-ho's The Host when he began his work. writing.But director Xavier Gens, who is passionate about of pop culture, do not hesitate to multiply the Ariadne's threads which allow us to always better follow its heroines in the labyrinthine underground of Paris. Thus, challenged à this subject on Twitter this weekend, the director confirmed that the character of Mika was partly inspired by of the cult cartoon : Coraline.

Netflix: Sous la Seine, this hidden reference in the film

&Obviously, the character doesn’ is not really that nicethat heroin is created by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Henry Selick, but Mika is also the story of a capricious little girl who thinks she has a second best mother waiting for her behind the door at the end of the tunnel. Except thatthe second mother in question likes to eat the children. References and reading keys, the film is full of them. and even requires several viewings to really be able to understand them all.

Netflix: Under the Seine, this reference hidden in the film

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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