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BODYBUILDER

by Roschdy Zem

synopsis

Lyon. Twenty-year-old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his father's place in Saint-Etienne. The two men haven't seen each other for several years. When he arrives, Antoine discovers that Vincent, his father, runs a bodybuilding gym, and that he's training intensively for a bodybuilding competition. The reunion between father and son, who are complete opposites, is difficult and tense. Nevertheless, Vincent has to accept that Antoine will work for him in order to help him to get out of the mess he's made for himself. And Antoine will progressively learn to discover and respect the life his father has chosen.

original title: Bodybuilder
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Roschdy Zem
film run: 104'
release date: FR 01/10/2014
screenplay: Julie Peyr, Roschdy Zem
cast: Vincent Rottiers, Yolin François Gauvin, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Dominique Reymond, Roschdy Zem
cinematography by: Thomas Letellier
film editing: Monica Coleman
art director: Jérémie D. Lignol
costumes designer: Emmanuelle Youchnovski
producer: Pascal Caucheteux
production: Hole in one, Why Not Productions, Mars Films, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
distributor: Mars Distribution

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