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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Abel ...
Dom
Fiona Gordon ...
Fiona
Philippe Martz ...
Gérard
Bruno Romy ...
Le voleur de pain au chocolat
Clément Morel ...
Eliot
Thérèse Fisher ...
L'infirmière
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La boulangère
Tatiana Gueroult ...
La petite fille de la plage
Michel Valognes ...
Le conducteur de bus
Yohan Faure ...
Le piéton
Louis Lecouvreur ...
Le portier
Stéphane Balls ...
Le patron du bar
Odile de Coligny ...
Une institutrice
Richard Carpentier ...
Instituteur
Pascal Vénara ...
Instituteur
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Teachers in a rural school, happy couple Fiona and Dom have a common passion: Latin Dancing. One night, after a glorious dance competition, they have a car accident and see their lives turn upside down. Rumba or how optimism and humour can overcome fatality! Written by Anonymous

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Award: sélectionné pour le Festival de Cannes 2008 (Semaine de la Critique, séance spéciale). See more »

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Sea of love
Written by P. Baptiste and George Khoury
Performed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon
Copyright by Fort Knox Music Inc/Trio Music Inc. Peermusic (Belgium)
Courtesy of Mk2 and Courage Mon amour
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Rumba Romance
23 January 2011 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy create this heartfelt little film called 'Rumba'. Abel and Gordon also play the key characters while Romy plays a petty thief. Made on a modest budget, 'Rumba' has a neat look. It almost feels as though one is watching a happy play at a theatre. Most of the scenes were done in single frame and the colourful sets and dance are immensely appealing. I found the shadow dance particularly beautiful.

This is almost a silent movie (with a few dialogue). Yet, the actors don't struggle at all in communicating through it. Abel and Gordon are brilliant. Their unique sense of humour is different from what one has witnessed in the usual comedy. It's mostly physical (slapstick) and satirical to an extent. Their character's passion for rumba and life and their love for one another is a delight to watch.

'Rumba' is an uplifting film and it is perhaps almost unlike anything one has seen of this genre. I found it by surprise and am glad that I did.


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