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Yves is living in hiding with his sons, Sylvain and Pierre. Two years before, he had abducted them from their mother after a judge ruled against him. But the boys are growing up now, and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zacharie Chasseriaud ...
Sylvain
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Yves
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Pierre
Solène Rigot ...
Gilda
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
François
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Elena
Cédric Vieira ...
Eric
Christèle Tual ...
La mère
Nyal Doya ...
Musicien manouche
Calypso Buijtenhuijs ...
Fille marché 1
Marie Buijtenhuijs ...
Fille marché 2
Corinne Debonnière ...
Femme de la ferme
Jerry Tabary ...
Homme du marché
Thierry Véron ...
L'épicier
Marie Lemiale ...
Maryse
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Yves is living in hiding with his sons, Sylvain and Pierre. Two years before, he had abducted them from their mother after a judge ruled against him. But the boys are growing up now, and constantly being on the run deprives them of their adolescent dreams. Hidden on an island in the Loire, Sylvain, the younger, meets Gilda: love at first sight... and they are on their way to the good life? Written by Anonymous

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9 April 2014 (France)  »

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OK French family in the wild piece.
30 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A father defying a court order has taken his two sons on the run, living out of a couple of caravans in the Loire valley. An early and revealing moment has him slap a cigarette out of the mouth of the 17 year old and tell him "no service comes without a tree dies or a man toils." The kids are feeling the isolation and take the horse into town, bringing the locals out in pursuit and starting the trio on the run again. Dad and the younger boy escape in a moored river punt (a bit of Huck Finn here) and the kid encounters a bikini girl angler, eventually facing him with a choice - at a cross roads yet.

Strong Performances, nice conflict of lyrical setting and hostile events and issues that we haven't seen in a movie before. Sympathy swinging between the parents is something new.

More subtle and probably better than the similar U.S. RUNNING ON EMPTY.


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