The Sweet Escape
- 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 Escape2 Nov 2015
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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