Thomas Cailley

France 98 min Fiction


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


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