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FRANCE | 100 minutes | 2019

Against a backdrop of tanks driven by Nazis straight out of WWII, a shambolic local police force and a group of revolutionary nudists, Pierre meets Juliette. He’s living a quiet life with his mother, brother and niece in the Vosges region of France. She’s just had her car stolen. For his first feature, Erwan Le Duc turns the romantic comedy genre on its head. Through off-the-wall humour, wacky characters and far-fetched situations, the French director pulls off the impossible: injecting a dose of absurdity into a gentle, hilarious love story.
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

"A pair of winning central performances and a heartfelt, drolly funny script elevate a breezily comic love story set in a small French town." Variety
"... Le Duc’s sharp, winning script and the droll, angular performances let us look out at familiar landscapes as though they’re dipped in fresh colors, as one does under the influence of new love." Variety
"... a droll little comedy with surprisingly deep wellsprings of emotion." Screendaily

Directors' Fortnight - Cannes Film Festival

Programs

Saturday October 12, 2019

Program #67
21:00
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Sunday October 20, 2019

Program #274
18:50
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 14

Erwan Le Duc

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Erwan Le Duc
  • Producer Stéphanie Bermann, Alexis Dulguerian
  • Cast Fanny Ardant, Swann Arlaud, Maud Wyler

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