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Les combattants (2014)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 20 August 2014 (France)
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Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud's summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of ... See full summary »

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Antoine Laurent ...
Manu Labrède
Brigitte Roüan ...
Hélène Labrède
William Lebghil ...
Xavier
Thibaut Berducat ...
Victor
Nicolas Wanczycki ...
Lieutenant Schlieffer
Frédéric Pellegeay ...
Le recruteur
Steve Tientcheu ...
Adjudant Ruiz
Franc Bruneau ...
Le conseiller funéraire
Maxime Mège ...
Adrien
Clément Allemand ...
Jordan
Barbara Ayse ...
Laurie
Coumba Seck ...
Aminata
Islam Magomadov ...
Stagiaire PM
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Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud's summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of tensed muscles and doomsday prophecies. He expects nothing; she prepares for the worst. He takes things as they come, likes a good laugh. She fights, runs, swims, pushes herself to the limit. Given she hasn't asked him for anything, just how far will he go along with her? It's a love story. Or a story of survival. Or both. Written by Directors' Fortnight

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Comedy | Romance

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Also Known As:

A küzdők  »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,365 (USA) (29 May 2015)

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$23,598 (USA) (28 June 2015)
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French visa # 137589. See more »

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Manu Labrède: The army is hard up.
Manu Labrède: It is the number one recruiter in France.
Arnaud Labrède: Number two.
Arnaud Labrède: The first is McDonald's.
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Bye Bye Femme
Written by Henri Steimen and Yann Benoist
© Kosinus / K Musik
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Surviving the life

I much enjoyed this comedy drama movie. Mostly because of the convincing characters, especially the gal with men manners but so glamorous from a certain point of view. I loved her character. A Young woman in search of herself. Some exquisite sequences when the Young folks are voluntarily drafted. A pretty good try as a first long time feature for the Young director.

Made on locations in the South of France, at least I guess. A movie that doesn't tire you at all. No length. You have the feeling that it only lasts one hour.

A story that makes you think about the meaning of life, as the characters do for themselves. A film that also gives you a good feeling, a magic one towards nature. That's the way I felt this feature. But maybe I am wrong, maybe this was not the true message.


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