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by Bruno Podalydès


A black banner hanging beneath a window reads: "Lonely man". Is it a cry from the heart, a call for help? The workers in the office opposite ask themselves this question. They try to find out what it’s all about. On the same day, in the "Square des Francines", lovers, lonely people, children, young and old, a multitude of characters cross paths. Later on, in the "Brico-dream" shop, we see the comings and goings of shop assistants and customers. The protagonists of the three stories meet each other. Connections are formed between them.

international title: Park Benches
original title: Bancs publics (Versailles rive droite)
country: France
sales agent: Goodfellas
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Bruno Podalydès
release date: FR 08/07/2009, BE 12/08/2009
screenplay: Bruno Podalydès
cast: Mathieu Amalric, Pierre Arditi, Michel Aumont, Sabine Azéma, Josiane Balasko, Emeline Bayart
cinematography by: Yves Cape
film editing: Emmanuelle Castro
art director: Marie Cheminal
costumes designer: Dorothée Guiraud
music: David Lafore, Ezechiel Pailhes
producer: Martine Cassinelli
production: Why Not Productions, France 3 Cinéma, UGC
distributor: UGC Distribution, Imagine Film Distribution (BE)

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