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In Your Hands (2018)

Au bout des doigts (original title)
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The music is the secret of Mathieu Malinski (Jules Benchetrit), a subject about which he dare not speak in his neighborhood, where it lags behind with his friends. While a small burglary ... See full summary »

Director:

Ludovic Bernard

Writers:

Johanne Bernard (screenplay), Ludovic Bernard (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lambert Wilson ... Pierre Geithner
Kristin Scott Thomas ... La Comtesse
Jules Benchetrit ... Mathieu Malinski
Karidja Touré ... Anna
Elsa Lepoivre Elsa Lepoivre ... Mathilde Geithner (as Elsa Lepoivre de la Comédie Française)
André Marcon ... André Ressigeac
Michel Jonasz Michel Jonasz ... M. Jacques
Xavier Guelfi Xavier Guelfi ... Kevin
Samen Télesphore Teunou Samen Télesphore Teunou ... Driss (as Télésphore Teunou)
Vanessa David Vanessa David ... Krista Malinski
Milo Mazé Milo Mazé ... David Malinski
Louise Labeque Louise Labeque ... Marion Malinski
Gaspard Meier-Chaurand ... Sébastien Michelet
Alexandre Brik Alexandre Brik ... Alexandre Delaunay
Julian Maire Julian Maire ... Mathieu 7 ans
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The music is the secret of Mathieu Malinski (Jules Benchetrit), a subject about which he dare not speak in his neighborhood, where it lags behind with his friends. While a small burglary that he committed with the latter leads to prison, Pierre Geithner (Lambert Wilson), Director of the National Conservatory of Music in fate in exchange for hours of general interest. But Pierre has another idea in mind. Written by Hugo Van Herpe

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Drama | Romance

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Writer and Director Ludovic Bernard said that his main reference was Good Will Hunting (1997) because it is a movie about the transmission "where three characters save each other, help each other." See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by Jennifer Fichet
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watch it to tease you into checking out more classical music
6 July 2019 | by lizacyaSee all my reviews

I found the movie definitely enjoyable and touching - because I was in the right mood and went to see it exactly because it suited me at that point. I did not expect much of a plot, I just wanted a cozy and old-glam cinema evening and enjoy good music. For that, it is really sweet.

Everything else, I have to agree with the other negative reviewers: the plot seriously is one-dimensional and predictable and not particularly fascinating - especially, because the story does not seem convincing and things often to not make sense. E.g. the mom being against the playing, yet he had years and years of practice at home. and if he can play at home despite the moms opposition, why did he have to take the risk of being caught and play in a public station? Just to mention one of the things that bothered me.

In total I had the feeling, I am watching a draft script: the scenes sequential and explicit in their intention - Scene x1 "Mathieu is confronted by his friends" Scene X2 "Mathieu has to explain to his mother" and so forth. There is seriously no depth to be found. If he'd have carved out that style a bit more he could have turned it into another great artsy film of "gluing" together fragments of backstory with the leading, overarching theme of the great music. But, well he didn't. So the whole thing just seems a bit simplistic, novice and unaware.

Characters are accordingly flat and unbelievable and stereotypical. I liked the musician-style romance scene. Except for the eye-rolling parts of course.

anyway, go and enjoy it with a glass of wine and something to cuddle - just don't expect spiritual inspiration.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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French | English

Release Date:

26 December 2018 (France) See more »

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Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,703,867
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2.39 : 1
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