Farewell, Mr. Haffmann | BREC International Film Festival Winter 2022 | BREC

Farewell, Mr. Haffmann (M)

Run Time 116 mins
Price $12-$19 no BF
Presented By BREC

France | Subtitles | WWII Drama | 116 Mins
Fri 8 July, 2:00pm
Sat 16 July, 2:00pm
Fri 22 July, 8:00pm

(M) Mature themes and a scene of sexual violence

BREC International Film Festival Winter 2022

View Sessions
08 July 2022
2:00 pm
16 July 2022
2:00 pm
22 July 2022
8:00 pm
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Farewell, Mr. Haffmann (M)

Based on a multi award-winning play, Farewell, Mr. Haffmann centres on the Faustian pact between a Jewish jeweller and his assistant in WW11 occupied Paris as German authorities close in.

Rich in moral complexity, this French war thriller with high stakes is a gripping historical drama deserving of the big screen.

The legendary Daniel Auteuil gives one of his most superlative screen performances in this gripping new historical drama from writer/director Fred Cavayé, based on Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s celebrated, multi Molière Award-winning play.

Occupied Paris, 1941: all members of the Jewish community are instructed to identify themselves to authorities. Dedicated jeweller Joseph Haffmann (Auteuil) fears the worst and  arranges for his family to flee the city and offers his employee François Mercier (Gilles Lellouche) the chance to take over his store until the conflict subsides. His escape attempt is thwarted and Haffmann is forced to seek his assistant’s protection.

It’s a risky proposition for both men and one that Mercier’s wife Blanche (a wonderful Sara Giraudeau) is sceptical of. As the couple move in to the Haffmann home, the agreement turns into a Faustian bargain, one that will forever change the fate of all…

Superbly directed by Cavayé, FAREWELL, MR. HAFFMANN masterfully guides the viewer through the world of Vichy France, where lives are irrevocably shaped by the twin scourges of war and the black market. Rich in moral complexity and empathy, with several twists too good to spoil, this is grand, big-screen adult entertainment at its finest.


Directed By Fred Cavayé
Producer Philippe Rousselet
Starring  Daniel Auteuil, Gilles Lellouche, Sara Giraudeau, Nikolai Kinski, Mathilde Bisson, Anne Coesens
Run time 116 mins
Country France









BREC International Film Festival Winter 2022


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