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The Sweet Escape

A film by Bruno Podalydès

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film stillMiddle-aged graphic artist Michel (Bruno Podalydès) is seized by a sudden crazy impulse and orders a canoe and paddleseverything he needs for an adventure. His wife Rachelle (Sandrine Kiberlain) encourages him to set out alone on his escapades. So what if he’s never rowed a boat in his life? Adventure is adventure! His big trip on the water turns out to be full of surprises and unexpected encounters.

Sparkling with good humor and lighthearted charm, THE SWEET ESCAPE is a delightful take on midlife crisis and pastoral adventure.

"Feather-light, yet finally profound and packed with both visual ideas and delightful banter, THE SWEET ESCAPE from French filmmaker Bruno Podalydes is another home run."Hollywood Reporter

"A distinctly French comedy about one man's struggle with midlife bugbears, this is recommended." —Video Librarian

"Buoyed along by remarkable imagery, winning performances and a celebration of the joys of nature, THE SWEET ESCAPE more than lives up to its title." —Courier-Post

"Gentle, sunny style of an Alexander Payne movie." —Variety

"Delightful! A definite whiff of Wes Anderson."French Cinema Review

"Immensely engaging."The List

"Hilarious!" —Unreal TV

2015 Busan International Film Festival
2015 Cinemania Film Festival
2015 Hof International Film Festival

105 minutes / Color
French / English subtitles

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Adventure, Comedy, Distrib Films Collection, Family, France, Narrative, Nature

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