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Bancs publics (Versailles rive droite)

Tuesday 11 February 2014 18:00-20:00

Wednesday 12 February 2014 13:30-15:30

It’s a working day like any other for Lucie and her colleagues until all attention is turned towards the window of the building opposite and a banner reading ’’Lonely Man’’. A hoax? A cry for help? What lies behind this mysterious message?

Later that day, during the lunch hour, the square becomes the place where everyone meets. A retired English teacher, two young lovers on the verge of splitting up. A philosophical tramp, a clumsy ladies’ man, zealous cops - and Lucie, who is unknowingly photographed by a mysterious stranger...

Afternoon at the Brico-Dream store and the boss is trying to motivate his staff. The customer’s always right, and you have to smile, no matter what. It’s not easy when each customer is crazier than the last.

Podalydès’ sparkling comedy is brought to vibrant life by a stellar cast that features a veritable who’s who of French cinema, including Olivier Gourmet, Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve.

Director: Bruno Podalydès (2009, 115 mins)
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Denis Podalydès, Olivier Gourmet, Julie Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte...
Productions; Why Not Productions
In French with English subtitles


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