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Les combattants (2014)

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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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Thomas Cailley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adèle Haenel ... Madeleine Beaulieu
Kévin Azaïs ... Arnaud Labrède
Antoine Laurent Antoine Laurent ... Manu Labrède
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... Hélène Labrède
William Lebghil ... Xavier
Thibaut Berducat Thibaut Berducat ... Victor
Nicolas Wanczycki Nicolas Wanczycki ... Lieutenant Schlieffer
Frédéric Pellegeay Frédéric Pellegeay ... Le recruteur
Steve Tientcheu Steve Tientcheu ... Adjudant Ruiz
Franc Bruneau Franc Bruneau ... Le conseiller funéraire
Maxime Mège Maxime Mège ... Adrien
Clément Allemand Clément Allemand ... Jordan
Barbara Ayse Barbara Ayse ... Laurie
Coumba Seck Coumba Seck ... Aminata
Islam Magomadov Islam Magomadov ... Stagiaire PM
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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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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 August 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A küzdők See more »

Filming Locations:

Béarn, Aquitaine, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,365, 29 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,598, 28 June 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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French visa # 137589. See more »

Quotes

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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Jogging
Composed by Benoit Rault / Philippe Deshaies / Lionel Flairs
Performed by Hit+Run
© 2014 Nord-Ouest Films
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A good, different movie from what we're used to see
12 February 2017 | by cooky-49917See all my reviews

I saw this movie with my high school (I'm French, so I apologize if I make any languages mistakes), and really liked it.

The actors really did a great job, and during the whole movie, their acting seemed really natural. The characters have very different points of view on the future and group life. Madeleine is trying to be self-sufficient in expectation of the apocalyptic future she believes in. To Arnaud, future means the end of the summer, and in the first part of the movie, his family takes the decisions for him. Even though, their love-story is believable, and Adèle Haenel and Kevin Azaïs made a great on-screen couple ! Also, the score is really lively and goes well with the movie. This movie is very different of most of the recent French movies, and it's a good thing if it worked, I hope it will stimulate others French directors to make different movies.

A really good first long time feature for Thomas Cailley, and I encourage everyone to see "Love at first fight" ! To me, it doesn't deserve a 8 or more out of 10, but this is a different movie from what we are used to see. Sometimes, this movie is a comedy, or a rom com, but it also is a movie about the army and the survival in a wild place.


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