THE SWEET ESCAPE / COMME UN AVION

2016 ARCHIVE

Director: Bruno Podalydès
Cast: Bruno Podalydès, Agnès Jaoui, Denis Podalydès, Sandrine Kiberlain, Vimala Pons
Country: France, 2015
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Comedy
Rating: M, Sex scenes, offensive language and nudity
Duration: 105 minutes

“This film, about a middle aged man who decides to take himself on an adventure, is the cinematic equivalent of a stroll in the sunshine: gentle, delightful and very, very charming.”
Antonia Prebble

Synopsis

Michel (Bruno Podalydès) is in his fifties. Happily married to Rachel (the talented Sandrine Kiberlain) and working as a graphic designer in his brother’s company, he has always been passionate about the French airmail service but never learned to pilot the planes he so admired.

One day, stumbling upon pictures of DIY kayak sets, he realises he has finally found a way to set off on his ultimate adventure. Secretly, he begins to purchase the necessary equipment and prepares for the big day. Although he dreams about his sweet escape, he dares not take the plunge. That is, until Rachel offers to help him.

Once his journey begins, Michel discovers Laetitia’s Café and its irresistible namesake (Agnès Jaoui). Despite only stopping in for a short break, he finds himself befriending the café’s staff and eccentric clients.

This charming comedy is a tale of freedom and fulfilling one’s dreams. Whether it is the green French countryside, the ice in the absinthe, or its genuine emotions, you will definitely find this film refreshing.

Trailer

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WELLINGTON
Mon 22 Feb 1.15pm D
Wed 24 Feb 6.30pm E
Tue 1 Mar 11.00am D
Sat 5 Mar 6.15pm D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sat 27 Feb 4.00pm
Mon 29 Feb 1.15pm
Wed 9 Mar 8.45pm
Sun 13 Mar 10.30am

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Fri 26 Feb 7.30pm Special Event: Takapuna Turns French
Fri 4 Mar 2.15pm
Sun 6 Mar 12.00pm
Sun 13 Mar 6.45pm
ENCORE SCREENING: Fri 18 Mar, 6.30pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Fri 4 Mar 9.00pm
Fri 11 Mar 2.15pm
Sun 13 Mar 12.10pm
Mon 14 Mar 10.00am

TIMARU
Fri 4 Mar 6.20pm
Wed 16 Mar 11.00am

NELSON
Mon 14 Mar 4.00pm
Sat 19 Mar 6.00pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Mon 14 Mar 6.20pm

TAURANGA
Sun 20 Mar 3.00pm

ARROWTOWN
Sat 26 Mar 3.30pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Mon 28 Mar 5.45pm
Sun 3 April 5.15pm

HAMILTON
Mon 28 Mar 6.15pm
Sun 3 April 7.30pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sat 2 April 6.00pm
Fri 8 April 6.00pm

DUNEDIN
Sun 10 April 5.20pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre