LES COMBATTANTS

Thomas Cailley

France 98 min Fiction

Synopsis

Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud’s summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of tensed muscles and doomsday prophecies. He expects nothing; she prepares for the worst. He takes things as they come, likes a good laugh. She fights, runs, swims, pushes herself to the limit. Given she hasn’t asked him for anything, just how far will he go along with her? It’s a love story. Or a story of survival. Or both.

*Catalan première

Director

Thomas Cailley

(France, 1980) Director, scriptwriter and composer, during his studies in script writing at la Femis (French National Film School), Thomas directed his first short film Paris-Shangai that was selected in various international film festivals. Les combattants is his first feature film.

Filmography: Les combattants (2014), Paris Shanghai (2011, curt)

Thomas Cailley

Film information

Director: Thomas Cailley
Script: Thomas Cailley, Claude Le Pape
Contact: Surtsey Films
With: Adèle Haenel, Kévin Azaïs, Antoine Laurent, Brigitte Roüan, William Lebghil, Thibaut Berducat
Country: France
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Length: 98 min
Language: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2015