Paris, today. A child and his young mother sleep on the streets. Nina is unemployed with no ties. Enzo is 5. Their drifting leads them to Versailles. In the woods near the palace a man lives in a hut, cut off from everything. Damien. Nina spends a night with him. Early the next morning, Nina leaves the child and vanishes. When he wakes up, Damien finds Enzo alone. As the days and seasons pass, the man and the child get acquainted, start to get along and grow fond of each other. Their bond will be as strong as their destitution. However, they will have to leave the hut one day…
Featuring remarkable performances by the late Guillaume Depardieu as Damien and Max Baissette de Malglaive (Enzo), Versailles is Pierre Shoeller’s first full-length film.
It was selected in the ’Un Certain Regard’ category at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.
By Pierre Schoeller (2008, 1h53min)
Cast: Guillaume Depardieu, Max Baissette de Malglaive, Aure Atika, Patrick Descamps
Production: Les Films Pelléas
In French with English subtitles