30.09. - 09.10.2021

Love at First Fight France 2014 | 98 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Thomas Cailley

Thomas Cailley studied screenplay writing at La fémis in Paris. His first short Paris-Shanghai (2010) got him invited to numerous international festivals. Love At First Fight is his debut feature.

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It looks like Arnaud is going to have a peaceful summer: hanging out with his mates and working in the family firm. Then he meets Madeleine, a young woman, beautiful and hard as nails, a concrete block of tense muscles and prophecies of doom. Arnaud has no great expectations of life, Madeleine is preparing herself for the Day of Judgement. He takes things easy, she fights, runs, swims and pushes herself to the limit. Arnaud is overwhelmed and enraptured by this human tornado – and agrees to a two-week boot camp. Love at First Fight is a love story. Or a story of survival. Or both.
Original title: Les Combattants
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Thomas Cailley
Screenplay: Thomas Cailley, Claude Le Pape
Cast: Adele Haenel, Kevin Azais, Antoine Laurent, Brigitte Rouan, William Lebghil
Producer: Pierre Guyard
Director of Photography: David Cailley
Music: Lionel Flairs, Benoit Rault, Philippe Deshaies;
Production Design: Paul Chapelle
Editor: Lilian Corbeille
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: BAC Films
Production: Nord-Ouest Films
Contact: Franka Schwabe, BAC Films:


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