A MAN IN A HURRY

In Cinemas March 2019

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Film synopsis

Premiers at the 30th Alliance Française French Film Festival

Alain (Fabrice LuchiniCourted, Cycling with Molière) is a high-profile businessman who has let his personal life lapse in favour of corporate success. When he suffers a major stroke and wakes up in a hospital room, he finds himself stripped back to zero. With the help of speech therapist Jeanne (Leïla BekhtiAll Three of Us), he rebuilds his life and the relationship he shares with his daughter.

Betraying the seriousness of its storyline, A Man in a Hurry is a surprisingly amusing take on physical rehabilitation, thanks to stage theatre and screen star Fabrice Luchini who uses language to pitch-perfect comedic effect – specifically drawing on the verlan slang and its backwards pronunciation of words.

Based on a memoir by the former head of Peugeot, Christian Strieff, the film serves as a wakeup call for those of us enslaved in the unrelenting arduousness of contemporary existence. What happens when your life suddenly flashes before your eyes?

Running time

100 minutes

Country of origin

France

Year of production

2018

Cast

Fabrice Luchini
Leïla Bekhti
Yves Jacques
Evelyne Didi

Director

Hervé Mimran

Producer

Sidonie Dumas & Matthieu Tarot

Genres

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Available formats

DCP

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