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THE BIG HIT

by Emmanuel Courcol

synopsis

Etienne, an often out of work but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s famous play Waiting for Godot. When he is allowed to take the convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive. Each date is a new success and a unique relationship grows between this ad hoc group of actors and their director. But soon comes the final performance in Paris. Will their last night together be the biggest hit of them all?

international title: The Big Hit
original title: Un triomphe
country: France
sales agent: mk2 films
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Emmanuel Courcol
film run: 105'
release date: FR 28/10/2020
screenplay: Emmanuel Courcol
cast: Kad Merad, Marina Hands, Laurent Stocker, Wabinlé Nabié, Sofian Khammes, David Ayala, Pierre Lottin, Lamine Cissokho, Patrick Pineau, Saïd Benchnafa
cinematography by: Yann Maritaud
film editing: Guerric Catala
costumes designer: Christel Birot
producer: Marc Bordure, Robert Guédiguian
production: Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo
distributor: Memento Films Distribution
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