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30 days to watch
From France with love
3.8
21 Ratings

Willy 1er

France, Denmark, 2016
Drama
  • French
  • English
From France with love

Synopsis

When his twin brother dies, 50-year-old Willy leaves his parents’ home for the first time and moves to a neighboring village. “To Caudebec I shall go. I will find an apartment. I will have buddies. And to hell with you all!” Maladjusted, Willy sets out to find his place in an unfamiliar world.

Our take

We launch our collaboration with My French Film Festival, throwing a spotlight on new French cinema, with an inspired Gallic version of an indie movie. It’s a simple but eloquent character study, starring a non-professional playing (almost) himself, & strikes a sweet, deadpan, oft-melancholic tone.

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