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Le nom des gens

Tuesday 21 January 2014 18:00-20:00

Wednesday 22 January 2014 13:30-15:30

Young extrovert Baya Benmahmoud (Sara Forestier) lives by this classic motto: “Make love, not war”. In order to convert them to her cause, she sleeps with her political enemies - which means a lot of men, because every conservative is her enemy.
So far, she’s gotten good results. Until she meets the 40-something, uptight and neurotic Arthur Martin (Jacques Gamblin). She figures that with such a common name (there are more than 10,000 Arthur Martins in France), he’s bound to be a real conservative and thus hard to convert. Yet, names are treacherous and things aren’t always what they seem. Baya and Arthur are as different as two people can be, but when they fall in love, sparks fly...

A bubbly romantic comedy featuring a hilarious cameo appearance of a famous politician (Lionel Jospin!) and winner of two César in 2011 (for best original screenplay and best actress).

Delightful,sexy,and often audacious crowd-pleaser… Holywood Reporter

Director: Michel Leclerc (2010, 104 mins, 15)
Cast: Sara Forestier, Jacques Gamblin, Zinedine Soualem
Distribution: UGC
In French with English subtitles


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