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A MAN IN A HURRY UN HOMME PRESSÉ
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COMEDY / FRANCE / 2018 / 100 MINS / M

FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Betraying the seriousness of its storyline, A Man in a Hurry is a surprisingly amusing take on physical rehabilitation, thanks to stage theatre and screen star Fabrice Luchini who uses language to pitch-perfect comedic effect – specifically drawing on the verlan slang and its backwards pronunciation of words.

Based on a memoir by the former head of Peugeot, Christian Strieff, the film serves as a wakeup call for those of us enslaved in the unrelenting arduousness of contemporary existence. What happens when your life suddenly flashes before your eyes?

Alain (Fabrice Luchini, Courted, AF FFF2016; Cycling with Molière, AF FFF2014) is a high-profile businessman who has let his personal life lapse in favour of corporate success. When he suffers a major stroke and wakes up in a hospital room, he finds himself stripped back to zero. With the help of speech therapist Jeanne (Leïla Bekhti, All Three of Us, AF FFF2016), he rebuilds his life and the relationship he shares with his daughter.

Expect an entertaining mix of deadpan pathos and dry Gallic wit, which will hit high notes for those audience members familiar with the nuances of the French language, as well as those still in the throes of learning.

DIRECTED BY: HERVÉ MIMRAN

STARRING: Fabrice Luchini, Leïla Bekhti, Rebecca Marder, Igor Gotesman, Clémence Massart

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      Opening Night, Closing Night
      Special Event, Q&A
      Encore Screenings
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BUY  6:10 PMWed 6 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  1:20 PMThu 7 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:00 PMFri 8 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  11:45 AMSat 9 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  5:45 PMSun 10 MarPalace Central
BUY  4:10 PMMon 11 MarPalace Verona
BUY  1:40 PMWed 13 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:30 PMThu 14 MarPalace Central
BUY  4:10 PMFri 15 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:20 PMSat 16 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  10:20 AMSun 17 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:00 PMMon 18 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  4:00 PMTue 19 MarPalace Central
BUY  6:15 PMWed 20 MarPalace Verona
BUY  11:00 AMThu 21 MarPalace Verona
BUY  6:10 PMThu 21 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  2:10 PMFri 22 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:30 PMSat 23 MarPalace Central
BUY  3:20 PMSun 24 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:30 PMSun 24 MarHayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY  2:10 PMMon 25 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  4:20 PMTue 26 MarPalace Central
BUY  4:10 PMWed 27 MarPalace Verona
BUY  3:30 PMThu 28 MarPalace Verona
BUY  3:30 PMFri 29 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  1:40 PMSat 30 MarPalace Verona
BUY  3:20 PMSun 31 MarPalace Central
BUY  3:30 PMMon 1 AprChauvel Cinema
BUY  4:00 PMTue 2 AprPalace Central
BUY  2:00 PMWed 3 AprPalace Central
BUY  8:40 PMWed 3 AprPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:30 PMSat 6 AprPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:40 PMSun 7 AprChauvel Cinema
BUY  6:15 PMMon 8 AprPalace Verona
BUY  4:10 PMTue 9 AprPalace Central

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