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Les convoyeurs attendent (1999)

Dreaming of more than his routine life, a father pushes his 15 years old son to break a world record: opening and closing a door 40,000 times in 24 hours.

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Roger (father)
Morgane Simon ...
Luise (daughter)
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Coach
Dominique Baeyens ...
Madeleine (Mother)
Philippe Grand'Henry ...
Felix
Jean-François Devigne ...
Michel (son)
Lisa Lacroix ...
Jocelyne
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Overseer
Édith Le Merdy ...
Edith (Jocelyne's mother)
Patrick Audin ...
Patrick (Jocelyne's father)
Claude Caudron ...
Schoolteacher
Simone Tasiaux ...
Radio announcer
Renaud Rutten ...
Pushy pigeion raiser
Martin Viot ...
Child on the empty lot
Joshua Noppe ...
Child on the empty lot
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Dreaming of more than his routine life, a father pushes his 15 years old son to break a world record: opening and closing a door 40,000 times in 24 hours.

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19 May 1999 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

A szállítók várnak  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,924 (USA) (17 March 2000)

Gross:

$5,518 (USA) (24 March 2000)
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The unusual title is actually a term used by pigeon-fanciers meaning "the carriers are waiting". It's used when a race has been delayed due to inclement weather. See more »

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Referenced in Les portes de la gloire (2001) See more »

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Performed by Les Volontaires
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Some of this film is bordering on genius, the rest is just inspired.
22 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

The director of this film has obviously seen a Shane Meadows film or two. Not only was the film set in a small town and centred around the poorer parts but it was also in black and white and featured an odd lonely man who befriends someone much younger than him.

It has been described as a comedy but it isn't funny in the way that Hollywood tells you when to laugh and builds up to a big punchline (that is usually very disappointing anyway). This film is of a realist nature and so anything that is funny is funny because it could happen to you or i. The plot is simple and the performances are brilliant. Everything is subdued and wonderfully not over the top which gives it a certain charm that is lost in anything that places special effects over a storyline.

The young girl who played Luise could have a bright future ahead of her. Why is that the children i have seen in European cinema are much better at acting than those in Hollywood films? I blame the parents.


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