Love at First Fight

Les combattants


St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sat, Apr 11, 2015 9:50 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Tue, Apr 21, 2015 2:30 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Love at First Fight
Program:World Cinema
Voice Category:Show me the Love
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Festivals & Awards:Winner: Best Film – FIPRESCI Prize Cannes Directors’ Fortnight
Cesar for Best First Feature
Cesar for Best Actress
Cesar for Best Newcomer
Print Source:Strand Releasing
Director:Thomas Cailley
Producer:Pierre Guyard
Cinematographer:David Cailley
Editor:Lilian Corbeille
Principal Cast:Adèle Haenel
Kévin Azaïs
Antoine Laurent
Brigitte Roüan
William Lebghil
Thibault Berducat
Screenwriter:Thomas Cailley
Claude Le Pape


Breathing drolly enjoyable new life into an old genre and adding new riffs on the theme of small town boredom, debut director Thomas Cailley’s decidedly skewed romantic-comedy throws together mild, take-it-as-it-comes young Arnaud (Kevin Azaïs), a small-town guy working in his family’s timber plant, and hard-as-nails Madeleine (Adèle Haenel), a young survivalist with visions of the Apocalypse, to relentlessly funny effect. When he follows her into an army training course, the acerbic barbs in Cailley and Claude Le Pape’s screenplay fly between the mismatched couple faster than the paintball bullets in their near–lethal guns.

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