When his twin brother dies, 50-year-old Willy leaves his parents' home for the first time and moves to a neighboring village. "To Caudebec I shall go. An apartment I will find. Buddies I will have. And to hell with you all!" Maladjusted, Willy sets out to find his place in a world that he doesn't know.
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A singular, sensitive, and deeply moving film between documentary and fiction, Willy the First is well worth watching.
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There is something here that reaches beyond Willy, a fundamental enthusiasm and an exemplary way of behaving. This film is nothing short of an ode to freedom.
Packed into eighty minutes and divided into chapters, this story sustains constant tension, alternating between openly comical scenes, flights of poetry, and dark moments in which we sense the inevitability of a dramatic event.
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Sub-genre :Comedy, Drama
Production language :French
Production country :France
Original French-language productions :Yes
Nationality :100% French (France)
Production year :2016
French release :19/10/2016
Runtime :1 h 22 min
Current status :Released
Visa number :143.739
Color type :Color
Audio format :Dolby
Rating restrictions :Suitable for all viewers, with warnings
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