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Let My People Go! (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 January 2013 (USA)
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At Passover, Reuben, a French-Jewish man living in Finland with his Nordic boyfriend, finds himself back in Paris with his zany family after a lovers' quarrel.


Mikael Buch
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Maury ... Ruben
Carmen Maura ... Rachel
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Nathan
Amira Casar ... Irène
Clément Sibony ... Samuel
Jarkko Niemi ... Teemu Heikkinen
Jean-Luc Bideau ... Maurice Goldberg
Charlie Dupont Charlie Dupont ... Hervé
Kari Väänänen ... Mr. Tiilikainen
Aurore Clément ... Françoise
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... André
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Commissaire
Christelle Cornil ... Léa
Outi Mäenpää ... Helka
Olavi Uusivirta Olavi Uusivirta ... Fredrik


Ruben (Nicolas Maury) is a French Jewish gay man (think Pee Wee Herman meets David Sedaris) living in a candy-colored world in Finland with his lover Teemu (Jarkko Niemi), where Ruben works as a postman. One fateful day three days before Passover, Ruben tries to deliver an envelope of euros to a widower, who refuses to accept it, and collapses on his lawn. Teemu and Ruben fight over what to do with the cash and Ruben heads to Paris to think, and to celebrate Passover with his mother (played by Carmen Maura). Back home, Teemu is trying to get to the bottom of things--or should we say the top?-- while Ruben discovers in Paris that a certain someone has missed Ruben more than he knew. Jean-Luc Bideau, Didier Flamand, and Jean-Christophe Bouvet appear; Bouvet as the Commissaire has to mediate a poignant love call from jail. Written by Paul Quick

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Comedy | Romance


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Light feel good comedy
24 July 2020 | by skriptaparisSee all my reviews

I have just discovered this movie at random and I don't regret it. I am impressed by the Finnish spoken by French actor Nicolas Maury who I know from the 10 % series ever since. Just refreshing and light and one can always appreciate the presence of Carmen Maura...

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Release Date:

11 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Szauna Párizsban See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,236, 13 January 2013

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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