Combattants

V' 14

Les Combattants

Love at First Fight

Thomas Cailley
F, 2014
Fiction, 100min, OmdU

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Les Combattants

Thomas Cailley
F, 2014
Fiction, 100min, OmdU

Cast: 
Adèle Haenel
Madeleine
Kévin Azaïs
Arnaud
Antoine Laurent
Manu Labrède
Brigitte Roüan
Hélène Labrède
William Lebghil
Xavier
Screenplay: 
Thomas Cailley
Claude Le Pape
Sound: 
Antoine Baudouin
Camera: 
David Cailley
Editor: 
Lilian Corbeille
Composer: 
Lionel Flairs
Benoît Rault
Philippe Deshaies
Decoration: 
Paul Chapelle
Costume: 
Ariane Daurat

Production: 
Nord-Ouest Films
World Sales: 
Bac Films
Distribution in Austria: 
Thimfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

“I grew up in Aquitaine (France), and I had wanted to film in this region, with its huge forests and lakes, for a long time. The land is flat there, and you never see the horizon because there is always something to break up the landscape, like a dune, a line of trees, or a group of houses. This otherwise peaceful countryside is often stricken by disaster in the form of winter storms and summer fires. That was really my starting point, the idea of tranquil countryside by a still, peaceful lake, which is then battered by a typhoon. This kind of collision, the clash of two opposing elements, is what I envisioned for Arnaud and Madeleine. From there, I imagined the journey of these two diametrically opposed characters, who would come together and push the boundaries of possibility.” (Thomas Cailley) 

In the presence of Thomas Cailley.