French film Santa Claus fills the soul [Review]

French film Santa Claus fills the soul [Review]

As sweet as a Christmas sugar cookies, French movie Le Pere Noel (Santa Claus) is filled with funny gags. The show is delightful, and sure to leave audiences filled with the seasonal spirit.

Antoine (Victor Cabal) is desperate to see Santa Claus and ride on his sleigh. So when the man in red himself drops in on Christmas Eve, Antoine is ecstatic.

Santa (Tahar Rahim) is actually a burglar who desperately needs to finish a list of crimes before the night is over. He's a thief with a conscience, though, as he does not really want to hurt Antoine.

But the kid just won't go away, or keep quiet. He is determined to get his ride on the sleigh. Running out of options, Santa is forced to include him in his night of crimes, and mayhem and fun ensue.

What follows is a comical, charming escapade that capitalises on the innocence of childhood. While it might seem a bit high in the sugary sweetness department, and chock-full of heart-warming moments, Santa Claus fills the soul.

Victor rocks the part of Antoine; his facial expressions are priceless. He's a star to watch in the future.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Sugary sweet but fulfilling

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