The cinema releases of April 27: The Imaginary Doctor, Downton Abbey 2, Sentinelle sud… -…

The cinema releases of april 27: the imaginary doctor, downton abbey 2, sentinelle sud... -...

Shooting anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film lovers: every week, discover behind the scenes of cinema releases.

Cunning by John Madden

With Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald…

What is it about ? 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s hold on occupied Europe and plan a landing in Sicily. Two brilliant British intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu and Charles Cholmondeley, are tasked with developing the most improbable wartime propaganda…

Did you know ? La Ruse looks back on an incredible true story: Operation Mincemeat (which can be translated as “minced meat” or “meat”), which inspired Ben Macintyre the operation book Mincemeat – The Spy Story that changed the course of World War II. La Ruse relies on this work to retrace the events of the military operation.

Sentinel south by Mathieu Gerault

With Niels Schneider, Sofian Khammes, India Hair…

What is it about ? In the aftermath of a clandestine operation that decimated his unit, soldier Christian Lafayette is back in France. As he tries to resume a normal life, he soon becomes involved in opium trafficking to save his two surviving brothers in arms.

Did you know ? For Mathieu Gerault, Sentinelle sud is a mixture of two genres: film noir (robbery, debt, criminal temptation, etc.) and social and political chronicle (the difficulties caused by the return of war). “So many figures, desires for cinema, which allowed me to express Christian’s emotional quest and its tragic dimension”says the filmmaker.

The Collini Affair by Marco Kreuzpaintner

With Elyas M’Barek, Alexandra Maria Lara, Heiner Lauterbach…

What is it about ? Why did Fabrizio Collini assassinate Hans Meyer, an industrialist from German high society? How to defend an accused who refuses to speak? By investigating this file, his lawyer will discover the biggest legal scandal in German history, and a truth that no one wants to confront.

Did you know ? The Collini Affair is adapted from the novel of the same name written by Ferdinand von Schirach and first published in 2011. For director Marco Kreuzpaintner, it is a moral story in which the viewer is outraged by a form of monstrosity and at the same time accompanies the hero in his quest for justice.

Downton Abbey II: A New Era by Simon Curtis

Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery…

What is it about ? Award-winning director Julian Fellowes presents the event film DOWNTON ABBEY II: A NEW ERA. The long-awaited return of the global phenomenon brings together the series’ favorite actors for a great trip to the south of France to discover the mystery of the villa which the Dowager Countess has just inherited.

Did you know ? Still written by Julian Fellowes, the creator of the series, the film is this time directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn, La Femme au tableau). The first feature film earned 238 million dollars worldwide, and attracted 742,509 spectators in France.

The imaginary doctor by Ahmed Hamidi

With Alban Ivanov, Fatsah Bouyahmed, Clotilde Courau…

Alex, alias DJ Wethu, is a star of the night world who goes to concerts…

What is it about ? Until the day when, in the middle of a festival in Morocco, he had a bad fall and fell off stage. Immobilized on the spot for the time of his convalescence, he is placed under the vigilance of Abdel, who dreams of becoming a caregiver…

Did you know ? The Imaginary Doctor is the first feature film by Ahmed Hamidi, known as the author of Les Guignols for 10 years, and co-screenwriter of films like Le Grand Bain by Gilles Lellouche. Originally, he wrote the screenplay with Fatsah Bouyahmed, without thinking of directing it. It was the president of UGC, Brigitte Maccioni, who offered him the job of director.

The nickel-plated foot by Jean-Loup Martin

With René Collombat, Serge Papagalli, Louise Cor…

What is it about ? 2021. Gabriel wakes up after a thirty-five-year coma. He inherited the fortune of the Pieds Nickelés, a famous trio of hustlers. To deserve it, Gabriel, who discovers social networks and the smartphone, must find their three pairs of shoes. There follows a journey made of meetings of characters behaving like real nickel-plated feet.

my afghan family by Michaela Pavlatova

With Eliska Balzerova, Hynek Cermak, Berenika Kohoutova…

What is it about ? Kabul, Afghanistan, 2001. Herra is a young woman of Czech origin who, for love, decides to leave everything to follow the one who will become her husband, Nazir. She then becomes the witness and the actor of the upheavals that her new Afghan family experiences on a daily basis.

Did you know ? My Afghan Family is adapted from the novel Freshta by Petra Procházkova. A deeply human work according to Michaela Pavlatova, in which the author, drawing inspiration from her own journey, was able to transpose with empathy the efforts of Afghan women to live free in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

hit the road by Panah Panahi

With Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak…

What is it about ? Iran nowadays. A family is on their way to a secret destination. In the back of the car, the father wears a cast, but did he really break his leg? The mother laughs at everything but doesn’t she refrain from crying?

Did you know ? Presented in the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Hit The Road is the first feature film by Panah Panahi, son of the famous Iranian director Jafar Panahi.

The Gravedigger’s Wife by Khadar Ahmed

With Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim…

What is it about ? Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living in the poor neighborhoods of Djibouti with their son Mahad. However, the balance of their family is threatened: Nasra suffers from a serious kidney disease and must have an emergency operation.

Did you know ? The Gravedigger’s Wife is inspired by a real event that happened in the early 2010s, when Khadar Ahmed’s brother’s baby died. This is the first death in the family of the latter, after their move from Africa to Finland.

Baby sitter by Monia Chokri

With Patrick Hivon, Monia Chokri, Nadia Tereszkiewicz…

What is it about ? Following a sexist joke that has gone viral, Cédric, a young dad, is suspended by his employer. To redeem himself, he goes with the help of his brother Jean-Michel, to question the foundations of his misogyny through the writing of a book.

Did you know ? With Babysitter, director Monia Chokri adapts the play by playwright and screenwriter Catherine Léger (dating from 2016), whose work she has long admired. She explains : “Catherine has a strong caustic sense of humor, she shoots anything that moves, but always sharply.”

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