Elizabeth Hurley looks simply great (middle-aged, yes, but gorgeous) in Philippe Martinez's revenge-sated would-be noir, VIKTOR, which doubles as the name of the movie's main character, played by Gérard Depardieu -- who looks fat. Very fat. When the two stars make love, mid-movie, you fear for Ms Hurley's life. Since Viktor, the movie, is very much in the revenge/action genre, you may wonder, too, how M. Depardieu will handle those "action" scenes. Hint: He doesn't.
The revenge here has to do with the death of Viktor's son, and how our "hero" gets even, taking down bad guy after bad guy until only the top baddie remains. From the outset, this movie is so entirely paint-by-numbers and the revenge so darned easy to get that the film often falls into unintentional camp. However, it is filled with swank locations -- hotel, clubs, restaurants (wealthy bad guys always frequent the best, right? -- and when Viktor goes to visit his son's grave, we even get some gorgeous countryside locations, as well.
Inception Media Group -- has now been released on DVD, VOD and even streaming from Netflix (and perhaps elsewhere, too). If this is the kind of swank and silly swill Depardieu (formerly a very fine actor) plans to churn out in Russia, he and his newly adopted country deserve each other.