If you aren’t familiar with the comic book series (I only recently discovered it thru work), Adèle is a cynical writer/ investigator who solves occult mysteries in belle epoque Paris. Basically, she is fucking fierce. The movie is loosely based on a couple of Tardi’s stories and begins with a pterodactyl egg being hatched through telepathic powers. There are mummies (who speak in French!), wacky disguises, and mad hunters! Dean thought it was “alright” but I liked it a lot. It’s a gorgeous looking film and super fun.
Wicked Dieuleveut (an impressively made-up Mathieu Amalric) makin’ things tough.
Pterror Over Paris!
the hapless inspector and hunter
Tea time with a mummified astrologer
I like that even though her character is hilariously impatient and no nonsense, Adèle likes to unwind with mail in the bath. (Louise Bourgoin is so lovely!) I am dying over this apartment- the striped walls, the floral walls, the unusual artifacts, the deep bathtub. I’ve said it before but this is my dream decor. :)