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Bodybuilder (2014)

Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his ... See full summary »

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Roschdy Zem

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Roschdy Zem (screenplay), Julie Peyr (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Vincent Rottiers ... Antoine Morel
Yolin François Gauvin Yolin François Gauvin ... Vincent Morel
Marina Foïs ... Léa
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Fred Morel
Roschdy Zem ... Vadim
Adel Bencherif ... Luigi
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... Muriel, la mère d'Antoine
Caroline Gaume Caroline Gaume ... Caroline
François Mazoue François Mazoue ... Homme de main Luigi
Marc-Antoine Duquenne Marc-Antoine Duquenne ... Homme de main Luigi
Hicham Touabay Hicham Touabay ... Le gérant du cybercafé
Pasquale D'Inca Pasquale D'Inca ... Philippe, le beau-père d'Antoine
Emilie Fouques Emilie Fouques ... Aline
Philippe Eichler Philippe Eichler ... Richard
Fatou Andromaque Fatou Andromaque ... La caissière du supermarché
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Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his father's place in Saint-Etienne. The two men haven't seen each other for several years.

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1 October 2014 (France) See more »

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An average movie, full of bigger than average men.
29 March 2015 | by santiagocosmeSee all my reviews

Bodybuilder is a very average movie, with a very average set of actors, a very average direction, but bigger than average men.

It depicts the life of a bodybuilder whose son is in trouble with local thugs. This big guy is completely detached from his son's life to the point of not even remembering his age. Reluctantly, he gives him a place to stay to get him out of trouble, just as he is going through his last weeks of hard training for some bodybuilding championship. Surprisingly, his obsession with his bodybuilding career is put aside little by little as he grows fonder of his son.

The story is nothing special as you can see, and nothing in the movie manages to make it better. Certainly not the passive acting, and lack of energy of everyone involved. If you find yourself wanting to watch a movie, it could just be acceptable enough for a night in which you are not paying too much attention to the screen. But again, even for that, there's plenty of better choices out there.


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