Synopsis

Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud's (Kévin Azaïs) summer looks set to be a peaceful one in his dead-end seaside town. Peaceful, that is, until he runs into a fight with Madeleine (Adèle Haenel) – a hot-tempered survival fanatic who throws him to the ground while, in a more romantic sense, sweeping him off his feet. Convinced that an apocalypse is fast approaching, Madeleine is focused on honing her skills at an army boot camp and Arnaud, intrigued by her wild ideas and surly demeanour, decides to sign up with her. As they learn to fend for themselves, their fractious relationship begins to bloom until their private world in the wilderness comes under a very dangerous threat. A smart, vivacious subversion of romantic comedy norms and featuring a sparkling onscreen chemistry between its two young leads, French filmmaker Thomas Cailley’s remarkable debut feature took the top prize at Directors’ Fortnight during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Director

Thomas Cailley
After studying political science, Thomas Cailley studied scriptwriting at La Fémis in Paris. In 2010, he directed Paris Shanghai, a short film that won awards at numerous festivals. In addition, he has contributed to the writing of several feature-length films.

Cast

Adèle Haenel: Madeleine Kevin Azaïs: Arnaud Antoine Laurent: Manu Labrède Brigitte Roüan: Hélène Labrède William Lebghil: Xavier


Details

DVD catalogue number: ART773DVD

Awards

2015 César winner for Actress - Adele Haenel
2015 César winner for First Film - Thomas Cailley
2015 César winner for Male Newcomer - Kevin Azais


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GENRE: Romance

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: Thomas Cailley

CAST:
Adèle Haenel: Madeleine
Kevin Azaïs: Arnaud
Antoine Laurent: Manu Labrède
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DURATION: 98 Mins

COUNTRIES: France

LANGUAGES: French

AWARDS:
2015 César winner for Actress - Adele Haenel
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