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Love Songs for Tough Guys Unclassified 18+
Cette musique ne joue pour personne

Director: Samuel Benchetrit
Origin: France (2021)
Language: French with English subtitles

Vanessa Paradis, François Damiens and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi lead this charming, lovestruck comedy set in a port of northern France.

In a city filled with lonely yet longing people, no-one is invulnerable to love’s tender whims. When a crime boss finds himself besotted with a cashier at the local supermarket, and his daughter reveals she’s crushing on a boy, he can’t help but let the romantic wheels start turning. Elsewhere, a henchman’s heart slowly grows a-flutter for the town’s amateur musical-theatre aficionado.

Direct from its premiere at Cannes, the latest from French filmmaker Samuel Benchetrit (Dog, MIFF 2018) is a hugely entertaining tribute to poetry, theatre and art, and a sweet glimpse at the lives of isolated individuals in search of that missing spark. Joining Paradis (Knife + Heart, MIFF 2018), Damiens (The World Is Yours, MIFF 2018) and Bruni Tedeschi (Slack Bay, MIFF 2016) is JoeyStarr (Polisse, MIFF 2011), all of whom bring to life a story that balances sentimentality with comedy à la Ari Kaurismäki. Love Songs for Tough Guys reaffirms Benchetrit’s gift for empathising with the quirkier side of humanity.

In Cinema

Mon 16 Aug 9:15 pm [19221]
Hoyts 11
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Sat 21 Aug 1:30 pm [18451]
Comedy Theatre
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Sun 22 Aug 8:45 pm [26543]
Coburg Drive-In Field 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
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Key Cast
Bouli Lanners, Bruno Podalydès, François Damiens, Gustave Kervern, JoeyStarr, Jules Benchetrit, Ramzy Bedia, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Vanessa Paradis, Vincent Macaigne
Director
Samuel Benchetrit
Producer
Julien Madon
Screenwriters
Gábor Rassov, Samuel Benchetrit
Cinematographer
Pierre Aïm
Editor
Clémence Diard
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Palace Films

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