Bastille Day ( The Take U.S.)
Bastille Day, or The Take which is the title of the movie in the states is an exceptional cinematic experience. In today’s cinematic experience the focus is often upon the FBI, or upon any number of NYPD divisions. Not to say that there is anything wrong with movies and television series which has this focus. Television series’ such as the original Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, and Criminal Minds bring attention to the criminal element. The fictional aspects notwithstanding. Bastille Day in comparison is a breath of fresh air.
Bastille Day presents a look into the combination of two different government organizations in a European context. Agent Briar (played by Idris Elba) is a CIA agent who is now stationed in Paris which is where Michael Mason (played by Richard Madden) is a local pickpocket who is first introduced near the beginning when the character lifts a multitude of different items under the protection of the distraction caused by the scene of a naked woman’s descent down the stairs.
The cinematic experience here is amazing because half of the movie is in French (subtitles included) while still making sense. Bastille Day displays the chaos and the anarchy which can take place amidst an already chaotic situation.