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“Le Flambeau”: “Koh-Lanta” in the land of barjos



HASafter the great success of The flame, Jonathan Cohen and his troupe of actors are back for a new season on Canal+. It’s not about parody anymore The Bachelorthe American reality TV show where a man must choose the woman he will marry, but Koh Lanta, the survival game broadcast on TF1. The troupe of actors selected has evolved. Vincent Dedienne, who camped a wacky presenter, is no longer there. It is Jérôme Commandeur, who plays a tired Denis Brogniart, tired of the stupidity of the participants, who replaces him in the animation.

Among the old characters present in The flame, we find Chataléré (the one who always walks naked), Marina the lesbian, Anne the abused and Soraya with the heart of a monkey (here a gorilla), embodied respectively by Camille Chamoux, Géraldine Nakache, Ana Girardot and Adèle Exarchopoulos. What a pleasure also to see the hilarious psychologist Pierre Niney in “Doctor Juiphe”, just like Ramzy Bedia in “Tony Tonic”. Among the new crazy candidates, there is the circus hippie-ecologist (the humorist Laura Felpin) and the Marseille drunk who rolls in pastis played by Kad Merad. As for the influencer Mister V, his presence will delight children and teenagers.

The new concept, namely two teams and a beach at the end of the world with a prize to be won of only 450 euros, gives a new freshness to the series and comical and absurd situations as desired. The rhythm is at a brisk pace, marked by many punchlines and many twists. We laugh heartily, even if some somewhat clumsy gags don’t always hit the bull’s eye.

“Le Flambeau: the adventurers of Chupacabra”, French series by and with Jonathan Cohen (9 episodes). Cast: Jérôme Commandeur, Géraldine Nakache, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Pierre Niney, Kad Merad, Ramzy Bedia, Camille Chamoux and many others.




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