On the sofa: The Ferpect Crime

Imagine a modern-day Ealing Studios type comedy, throw in the politics and intrigue of Dilbert. Set the story inside a department store in modern-day Spain. Pepper the plot line with a suave hirsute anti-hero and a bevvy of passionate women.

That’s the premise for The Ferpect Crime; a Spanish dark comedy that features Guillermo Toledo as a casanova department store manager whose competition for a promotion turns to manslaughter. He is assisted by a plain jane colleague who demands his hand in marriage.

The action and plot is treated with a light-hand that keeps the film entertaining rather than feeling like a pretentious art house film or a re-run of Are You Being Served badly dubbed in a foreign language. I watched the film with some friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. Order in a pizza, invite some friends round, sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the film.