The Sweet Escape

The Sweet Escape
  • 2015
  • France
  • 1h 44min
  • Directed by: Bruno Podalydès
  • Cast: Bruno Podalydès, Sandrine Kiberlain, Agnès Jaoui
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 6 November 2015

Graphic artist Michel (Podalydès) dreams of being an airmail plane pilot, but settles for building a kayak and sailing down a river in search of adventure. A pleasant meander through the autumn countryside, with slapstick comedy and absurdist interludes, it's unassuming but immensely engaging.

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The Sweet Escape

2 Nov 20154 stars

Charming French midlife crisis movie created by and starring Bruno Podalydès

Everyone needs a little adventure to brighten their daily lives. Confronted by the anxieties of middle-age, graphic artist Michel (Bruno Podalydès) chooses none of the standard masculine responses of buying a motorbike, chasing a younger woman or hiring…

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