We were attracted immediately to the synopsis of the film when we surveyed the programme to determine which ones we would like to see in this year's Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. The Suicide Shop by Patrice Leconte looked like a promising black comedy, but we did not anticipate that it is also a musical with many many songs in French. Normally, I would not consider it as a problem because that's one of the reasons that people love about French movies. However, those songs with foreign lyrics could be powerful lullabies that put an exhausted engineer to sleep easily on a Friday night. It's a shame that I fell a sleep briefly during the film, but I did wake up in time to see Marilyn Tuvache dancing.