comedy films

UN TRIOMPHE

THE BIG HIT

Emmanuel COURCOL

2020

105

minutes

FRANCE

An actor past his best arrives in a prison to give drama lessons to the prisoners. His best laid plans are not necessarily shared by all, but he’s on mission to stage Beckett's play Waiting for Godot. Prison life, the presence of art, the existence of the outside world, an escape through words, Emmanuel Courcol delivers a real prison film with a very successful mix of young actors graced with the presence of veterans of the Comédie Française (Marina Hands, Laurent Stocker).

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Etienne, an often out of work but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s famous play Waiting for Godot. When he is allowed to take the colorful band of convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive. Each date is a new success and a unique relationship grows between this ad hoc group of actors and their director. But soon comes the final performance in Paris. Will their last night together be the biggest hit of them all?

CASTING

Kad MERAD

Marina HANDS

Laurent STOCKER

Wabinlé NABIÉ

Sofian KHAMMES

David AYALA

Pierre LOTTIN

Lamine CISSOKHO

Alexandre MEDVEDEV

Saïd BENCHNAFA

CREDITS

Emmanuel COURCOL

Realisation

Emmanuel COURCOL, Thierry DE CARBONNIÈRES

Screenplay

PRODUCTION

AGAT FILMS & CIE / EX NIHILO

52 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011 PARIS

FRANCE

Julie RHÔNE

153363247

DISTRIBUTION

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