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La ligne droite (2011)

After five years in jail, Leila is free again. Yannick, a young athlete, recently lost his sight in a car crash. The only discipline in which he can compete is running, but he must race ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachida Brakni ...
Leïla
Cyril Descours ...
Yannick
Clémentine Célarié ...
Marie-claude
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Franck
Thierry Godard ...
Jacques
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Vincent (as Grégory Gadebois de la Comédie Française)
Gautier Trésor Makunda ...
Martial (as Gautier 'Trésor' Makunda)
Aladji Ba ...
Aladji
Romain Goupil ...
Educateur Social
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Alex (as Mathias Van Khache)
Frédéric Graziani ...
Gérant du bazar
François Guérin ...
Jean-Luc
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Rémy
Yann Sundberg ...
Alain
Alexandre Gars ...
Souley
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After five years in jail, Leila is free again. Yannick, a young athlete, recently lost his sight in a car crash. The only discipline in which he can compete is running, but he must race tethered to a guide. Before she went to prison, Leila was an elite athlete. She will be Yannick's eyes. Leila keeps quiet about her past. Sick of the sympathy of his family and friends, Yannick welcomes her silence. Training and preparing to race helps them both rebuild their lives. There are past events that won't let go, and present feelings and emotions that bring upheaval and a new direction. But you have to keep running and battling, down the straight to the line.

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The long and winding road
20 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

For once,Regis Warnier ditches exoticism -although his heroine is an Algerian woman- and the faraway lands and all his movie takes place in France.

The story has shades of John Huston: two people who should not have met ,"les Intouchables" in the world of sport,so to speak.This is the story of a woman who spent some time in jail for the(unintentional? )murder of her husband- the movie is not very clear for that matter;this melodramatic past and the scene of the English hooker -why English,by the way?- provide the low points of the movie.This Algerian woman is a former athlete and she becomes a blind young man's coach :he lost his sight in a car wreck. The task will be a very hard one since the boy's mother shows over possessive tendencies;we even feel she thinks the coach steals her son .

The soupy melodrama (which returns for a maudlin ending)is saved by the actors' performances :Cyril Descours,who was remarkable in the overlooked "Complices" ,shows again that he is one of the most promising actors of the younger generation,not afraid to play demeaning parts : a male prostitute in "Complices" ,a blind athlete in this work;Rachida Brakni matches him every step of the way (not a truer word):she is very moving in her part of a loser,hoping against hope,and trying to find a reason to live and to believe;Clémentine Célarié,who has been working on stage in the past years,has gained in assurance and her portrayal of a desperate mother is very convincing.

To be short:see it for the actors!

Based on a true story.


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