RKS 2023 Film: “Pro Pool” (Piscine Pro): Revenge on an Unpleasant Reality

Charles-Olivier is a newly minted graduated with a most relevant Bachelor of Arts in Civilization and Viking History. In his first post graduate job he finds a job as a salesclerk at a suburban pool shop. Be prepared to watch reality meeting miseducation in this short film from Quebec which made the selection for the Sundance Film Festival (Short Film Section) and will be playing January 21,23,24 and 28th.

If you have been in the workforce whether in an office tower or in a warehouse you can identify with the loafer, all over your ass boss, demanding customers and the multitude of petty rules.

Charles-Olivier can’t fit in socially or with any proper competence. Is he a loser or underqualified/overqualified?

You might cheer at the revenge or you might feel disgusted at its immaturity or feel a bit of both. It was unexpected and made me jump up in my chair in shock.

An anti capitalist or anti-Millennial film? Or toss all political interpretation and enjoy or suffer through the film. Take either side and you’ll walk away satisfied. You can’t say that about many films.

Alec Pronovost was a former Club Piscine employee and is the writer and director for the film. 8 minutes of sheer fun.

In French with English subtitles.

You can see the trailer here https://vimeo.com/780780194

RKS 2023 Film Rating 90/100.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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