Cinema: Three to Go

Male Hunt is a French comedy that hangs precariously on the supposition that good plots come in threes. Its loosely interwoven stories are one part nimble New Wave lark, one part vintage boudoir farce, one part homogenized Hollywood sex.

In Hunt's opening dream sequences, three naked young blades cower in the deep grass while a pack of chic horsewomen come galloping through the glen. Director Edouard Molinaro thus establishes a theme to justify his title. Then, with stylish clowning, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claude Rich and Jean-Claude Brialy take out after a galaxy of predatory French dolls in wild, whimsical, aimless and occasionally rather...

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