Fighters (Les combattants)

Fighters (Les combattants)
  • 2014
  • France
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Thomas Cailley
  • Cast: Adèle Haenel, Kévin Azaïs, Antoine Laurent
  • Language: French

Madeleine (Haenel) is an apocalypse-obsessed survivalist who, when she wrestles affable Arnaud (Azaïs) to the ground during a self-defence demo, causes him to be smitten with her. Endearingly scrappy, unsentimental debut comedy about two small-town outsiders, with hugely likable performances from the leads.

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Les Combattants

15 Jun 20154 stars

This non-conformist dramedy marks the dynamic debut of Thomas Cailley

Otherwise known as Love at First Fight, Les Combattants is the knockout first feature from French writer-director Thomas Cailley, the winner of awards at Cannes 2014 and the 2015 Césars. Buoyed by its wit, charismatic leads and renegade spirit, it's the…

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