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The Sweet Escape - ©  Anne-Françoise Brillot - Why Not Productions

The Sweet Escape

A Feature film by Bruno Podalydès

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 10/06/2015

    Synopsis

    Fifty-year-old Michel is a computer graphics artist. He has a passion for the aerial postal service and thinks he's French aviator Jean Mermoz whenever he hops on his scooter, even though he has never piloted a plane.
    One day, a series of photos of a kayak stop Michel in his tracks: the kayak looks just like fuselage.
    He falls in love immediately. Unbeknownst to his wife, Rachelle, he buys a kayak kit and all the material that goes with it. Michel paddles for hours on his roof, dreaming of solo flights, but decides not to cast off out to sea. Rachelle discovers his paraphernalia and encourages him to weigh anchor.
    Michel finally sets off down a pretty, unfamiliar river. At his first stop he discovers a open-air cafe on the riverbank. Here he meets the owner, Laetitia, the young waitress, Mila, and their clients - whose main occupation is to tinker about beneath the trees and to drink absinth.
    Michel makes friends with this group of folk, sets up his tent for the night nearby, and finds it very difficult to leave the next morning.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Why Not Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    UGC Distribution (ex International)

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    Photos (12)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Pascal Caucheteux

    Executive Producer :

    Martine Cassinelli

    Director of photography :

    Claire Mathon

    Production Manager :

    Thibault Mattei

    Editor :

    Christel Dewynter

    Costume designer :

    Dorothée Guiraud

    Assistant Director :

    Guillaume Plumejeau

    Screenwriter :

    Bruno Podalydès

    Sound recordists :

    Laurent Poirier, Nicolas Moreau, Cyril Holtz

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Production Designer :

    Guillaume Deviercy

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2015

    French release :

    10/06/2015

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    140.120

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (3)

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    News (8)

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    Delegations (2)

    Presskit (2)

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