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2016 ARCHIVE

Director: Alex Lutz
Cast: Alex Lutz, Bruno Sanches, Audrey Lamy, Anne Marivin, Tom Dingler
Country: France, 2015
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Comedy
Rating: M, Offensive language and sexual references
Duration: 98 minutes

“In his first feature, Alex Lutz directs his gang in a sweet fable on masculine friendship”
GQ

Synopsis

Alex (Alex Lutz) and Jeff (Bruno Sanches) are coworkers at a major multinational corporation and have been best friends since high school. With their respective wives, Carole and Cécile (beautifully played by Marivin and Lamy), they’re almost like a family, making their way steadily through life with no great ambitions.

When their boss attempts to commit suicide again, a motivational speaker is brought into the company to maintain employee productivity. This life coach is none other than Alex’s childhood friend Thibault (Tom Dingler), who wastes no time throwing Alex’s happy little life into confusion. Handsome and brilliant, Thibault starts pushing Alex to fulfill his dreams, even if it means losing Jeff’s friendship.

Lutz and Sanches, known for their satire news show Catherine and Liliane, are endearing as ever as old mates in crisis in a comedy that mocks corporate culture and the contemporary mono-conception of what happiness means.

Trailer

French trailer (no subtitles)

Screenings/Buy Tickets

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WELLINGTON
Thu 25 Feb 3.00pm D
Tue 1 Mar 8.30pm D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sat 27 Feb 10.00am
Tue 1 Mar 6.30pm
Tue 8 Mar 8.45pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Wed 2 Mar 2.15pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Mon 7 Mar 8.45pm
Wed 9 Mar 2.15pm
Fri 18 Mar 10.00am

TIMARU
Mon 7 Mar 7.40pm

NELSON
Wed 16 Mar 1.45pm

TAURANGA
Sun 20 Mar 1.00pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Fri 1 April 3.30pm

HAMILTON
Tue 29 Mar 8.30pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Thu 31 Mar 8.30pm

DUNEDIN
Thu 7 April 2.15pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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