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Les combattants (2014)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 20 August 2014 (France)
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Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud's summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of ... See full summary »

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Antoine Laurent ...
Brigitte Roüan ...
Hélène Labrède
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Xavier
Thibaut Berducat ...
Victor
Nicolas Wanczycki ...
Lieutenant Schlieffer
Frédéric Pellegeay ...
Le recruteur
Steve Tientcheu ...
Adjudant Ruiz
Franc Bruneau ...
Le conseiller funéraire
Maxime Mège ...
Adrien
Clément Allemand ...
Jordan
Barbara Ayse ...
Laurie
Coumba Seck ...
Aminata
Islam Magomadov ...
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Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud's summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of tensed muscles and doomsday prophecies. He expects nothing; she prepares for the worst. He takes things as they come, likes a good laugh. She fights, runs, swims, pushes herself to the limit. Given she hasn't asked him for anything, just how far will he go along with her? It's a love story. Or a story of survival. Or both. Written by Directors' Fortnight

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Comedy | Romance

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$2,365, 29 May 2015, Limited Release

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$23,598, 28 June 2015
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Manu Labrède: The army is hard up.
Manu Labrède: It is the number one recruiter in France.
Arnaud Labrède: Number two.
Arnaud Labrède: The first is McDonald's.
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Right Now (Yuksek Remix)
Written by Adrián Lurbe Quilis, José Maria Marti Sanchez, Pau Paredes Vazquez and Belenguer Saborit Daniel
Performed by Kostrok
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© 2013 KOSTROK C.B. - License exlusive Warner Music Spain S.L. - Division Parlophone
Avec l'autorisation de Warner Music France, Division Parlophone et Sony/ATV Music Publishing France
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Really rather dull
27 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Whilst beautifully shot mainly in the Gironde area, I'm really puzzled as to why this film has been so well received.

I'm very familiar with French cinema and happen to have seen LES COMBATTANTS twice. I was rather hoping that the second time around, I would discover some little gem, I had missed the first time. I didn't.

Although the leading actress Adele Haenel is excellent, none of the rest of the cast made much impression on me and as a story line about young army recruits, there little novelty except that one of them is female. The rest is all rather predictable.

Frankly I preferred the similarly themed 1980 Goldie Hawn comedy PRIVATE BENJAMIN


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