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Love at First Fight (2014)

Les combattants (original title)
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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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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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:

$3,187, 24 May 2015

Gross USA:

$25,229

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,446,362
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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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Trahison
(Pascal Arbez-Nicolas)
Performed by Vitalic
© Delabel Editions
Tout droits réservés
(p) 2005 Citizen Records
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Delabel Editions et [PIAS] France
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Boy meets girl with a difference/
23 July 2016 | by allyathertonSee all my reviews

Starring Adele Haenel and Kevin Azais

Written by Thomas Cailley and Claude Le Pape

Directed by Thomas Cailley

It's a while since I've watched a foreign subtitled movie and this is one of those hidden gems that you sometimes find on the TV listings.

It's a boy meets girl romance with a difference. It's quirky, wonderfully understated and quite mesmerizing to watch. This is a gentle film without any big plots or car chases but I really enjoyed it. It's well written with a nice touch of humour throughout.

Good film.

8/10


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