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DIRECTED BY
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
France, Belgium | PG-13 | 114 | Comedy, Drama | French
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This heartfelt comic drama from the directing duo behind The Intouchables (Rendez-Vous 2012) targets structural neglect in the French medical system. Bruno (Vincent Cassel) runs a shelter for autistic young people turned away by hospitals, while his friend Malik (Reda Kateb) mentors underprivileged youths seeking employment. Both men, based on real-life people, are constantly frustrated by the lack of consistent funding and institutional support—which eventually leads them to confront the government head-on. With help from a spirited ensemble, The Specials—the 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Farid Bentoumi
France, Belgium | PG-13 | 86 | Ecological Thriller | French
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Nour, a young nurse, has just been hired at her dad’s chemical factory. Taking care of the infirmary, she uncovers long hidden secrets and arrangements between the syndicates, politicians, and industry leaders. Lies about polluting waste, employees being sick, work accidents … Now the young woman will have to choose between her father or become a whistleblower. Read More...