Winner of the SACD Prize at Cannes and Best Screenplay at the Lumiere Awards this sparkling new screwball comedy from director Pierre Salvadori is an irresistible mix of laughs, action and romance.
Set on the French Riviera, the wonderful Adèle Haenel plays detective Yvonne, the principled young widow of the local police chief who was killed in the line of duty. Each night she puts their young son to sleep with tales of his father’s daring and bravery. So she is horrified to learn that an innocent man, Antoine (Pio Marmaï), has spent eight years falsely imprisoned as a result of her husband’s corruption.
Yvonne decides to do everything she can to help return the hapless parolee to his regular life and devoted fiancée (a delightful, scene-stealing Audrey Tautou). Unfortunately, Antoine has trouble adjusting back to society, and soon blows a fuse that leads to a hilarious trail of destruction, where moral, social and romantic obligations are put to the test in a spectacular way.
Director: Pierre Salvadori
Writers: Benjamin Charbit (screenplay), Benoît Graffin (original idea)
Stars: Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Vincent Elbaz, Damien Bonnard, Audrey Tautou