Albert, a sound engineer, can never make up his mind. Should he cross the street or not? Is he absolutely sure he likes melted cheese? He hesitates over restaurant menus, political preferences, you name it. His wit deserts him when he needs it most. His mind simply does not stop. What will happen if this woman utters the word “mouth” in front of me? Why did I tell her I was in a rush? How do I look in this hat? Between two rounds of local elections, he meets three go-getting young women who take it in turns to shake him up, help him cross the street and get a little closer to himself. His only problem now…which woman should he choose ?
Along with the Larrieu Brothers, the Martineau-Ducastel couple, or even Danièle Dubroux, Bruno Podalydès is, without any doubt, one of those who bring something new to French comedy nowadays and make it a clever, refined and somewhat subversive entertainment.
Born in 1961, Bruno Podalydès studied cinema in Saint-Denis University, before directing a series of corporate films for Air France featuring his brother Denis Podalydès,“the Antoine Doinel of corporate film”, he said. Their respective careers are now inseparable, since Denis plays the main part in all Bruno’s films. When he is asked how he sees his relationship with his brother who plays in all his films, he replies “like a director full of admiration for a great actor” of whom he praises the huge talent and the theatrical career in the Comédie Française.
Versailles rive gauche, his first film in 1992 was the first part of a “trilogy of train stations” (“trilogie des gares”). Acclaimed by critics, the film received… read more