COMEDY, DRAMA / FRANCE / 2018 / 108 MINS / G
An enchanting family epic based on Hector Malot’s book from 1878, Remi, Nobody’s Boy ensembles one of the most compelling lists of French performers – Daniel Auteuil (The Well-Digger’s Daughter, AF FFF2012; Kalinka, AF FFF2017), Virginie Ledoyen (Farewell, My Queen, AF FFF2017) and Ludivigne Sagnier (Beloved, AF FFF2017) – with the charismatic Maleaume Paquin as Remi.
Remi is a young orphan raised by a peasant woman, Mrs Barberin (Ludivigne Sagnier), but gets snatched away from her at the age of 10 and entrusted into the care of an eccentric, wandering musician, Vitalis (Daniel Auteuil). Having to sing for his supper is a tough existence but Remi learns the ropes of street performing, while enjoying the company of his dog, Capi, and a little monkey, Joli-Coeur.
Together, they criss-cross a reimagined France from a bygone era, with Remi meeting new people, making new friends and helping others. These adventures all lead to Remi’s ultimate revelation – where does he really come from?
With the kind of magical appeal of classic Disney and Harry Potter, Remi, Nobody’s Boy is a monumental retelling of make-believe worlds and Dickensian realities that really comes into its own on the big screen – it shouldn’t be watched any other way.
"A tragic and mystical tale with sumptuous aesthetics within an ambitious setting."– Télé Loisirs
DIRECTED BY: ANTOINE BLOSSIER
STARRING: Daniel Auteuil, Jacques Perrin, Ludivine Sagnier, Virginie Ledoyen, Jonathan Zacaï, Maleaume Paquin