Dom (Dominique Abel), a clerk at a Le Havre hotel, falls in love with a woman, Fiona (Fiona Gordon), who claims to be a fairy and grants him three wishes. His first two wishes include a moped and unlimited fuel, which she provides for him, but he has yet to decide on a third wish. When Fiona gets sent back to the mental ward that she had escaped from, Dom concocts a plan to get her out of there himself.
To state that The Fairy has a wafer-thin plot is irrelevant because writers/directors Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy merely try to generate laughter through oddly staged visual gags, none of which will be spoiled here. Some gags feel more weird and awkward rather than funny, but for every 5 gags, there's at least 1 or 2 that will make you laugh or giggle---that's a higher ratio than the vast majority of so-called comedies nowadays. Admittedly, the first half-hour of the film has more laughs than the rest because the gags run out of steam and get a bit repetitive. If you're a fan of Rumba and Iceberg, though, you will be pleased that the filmmakers once again found just the right tone to make for a delightfully refreshing comedy. It may be far from a classic, but at least it's the closest you'll get to the kind of pure, visual humor found in the classic Jacques Tati comedies of the 1950's (i.e. M. Hulot's Holiday and Mon Oncle).
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