Director Robert Guédiguian returns to his old Marseille stamping ground for an entertaining, politically passionate drama starring the director's ensemble regulars. Inspired not by the Hemingway novel but by a Victor Hugo poem, the latest from Robert Guédiguian sees him returning to L'Estaque, the working-class Marseille neighbourhood that inspired his Marius and Jeannette. Brimming with passion, humanity and political conviction, the film asks what it means to be socialist in the 21st century. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with laid-off comrades, union rep Michel finds himself jobless, but faces the future with dogged optimism. Then, for their anniversary, he and his wife Marie-Claire are presented with a cash gift and tickets for an African dream holiday.
- Robert Guédiguian
- Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre, Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
- 107 min