LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT  / LES COMBATTANTS

2015 ARCHIVE

Director: Thomas Cailley
Cast: Adèle Haenal, Kévin Azaïs, Antoine Laurent, Brigitte Roüan
Country: France
Year: 2014
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Duration: 98 minutes
Rating: M – sex scenes and offensive language

“A guaranteed crowd-pleaser (…) with a witty screenplay and matching performances from its leads.”

The Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs) is looking forward to a summer hanging out with his friends and learning his family’s carpentry trade, but when he meets Madeleine (César Award-winning actress Adèle Haenel), it’s love at first fight.

Convinced that an apocalypse is fast approaching, Madeleine is focussed on honing her survival skills at an army boot camp, and with nothing more exciting on offer, Arnaud decides to sign up with her. As Madeleine and Arnaud learn to fend for themselves, they begin to grow closer until their private world in the wilderness comes under attack.

Love at First Fight is a clever mix of restrained European auteur filmmaking and slick Hollywood-style technique. The two central performances and minor characters are perfectly nuanced, blending humour and drama in interesting roles, with Nicolas Wanczycki particularly memorable as the boot camp commander who fails to meet Madeleine’s high standards.

Winner of three prizes in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight sidebar in 2014, Thomas Cailley’s debut feature is an entertaining dramatic comedy about falling in love and surviving that is sure to please New Zealand audiences.

Trailer

Screenings/Buy Tickets

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO
Mon 2 Mar 8:30 PM
Thu 5 Mar 12:30 PM
Sat 7 Mar 6:30 PM

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Fri 27 Feb 8:30 PM
Sun 1 Mar 11:30 AM

CHRISTCHURCH
Sun 1 Mar 5:30 PM
Tue 3 Mar 6:30 PM

NELSON
Thu 5 Mar 6:15 PM
Sun 15 Mar 5:50 PM

TIMARU
Fri 13 Mar 8:30 PM

WELLINGTON
Mon 16 Mar 2:00 PM D
Wed 18 Mar 8:30 PM E
Mon 23 Mar 6:30 PM D

TAURANGA
Mon 16 Mar 6:30 PM

DUNEDIN
Fri 27 Mar 6:30 PM

HAVELOCK NORTH
Wed 25 Mar 8:30 PM

ARROWTOWN
Sat 28 Mar 3:30 PM
Tue 31 Mar 1:30 PM

PALMERSTON NORTH
Fri 17 Apr 8:30 PM

HAMILTON
Wed 15 Apr 6:15 PM

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

Love at First Fight Online