COME WHAT MAY

EN MAI FAIS CE QU'IL TE PLAIT

By Christian CARION

THE FESTIVAL AGENCY (FRANCE) - as FEST

Historical - Completed 2015

In May 1940, France collapses and millions of people take to the roads, terrified by the advancing German army. Among them is a German man who has fled Nazism, and who now goes in search of his young son, led by the village schoolmistress to whom he entrusted the boy.

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Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Historical, True Story, Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH, GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 113 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Christian CARION
    • Writer(s)
    • Christian CARION, Laure IRMANN, Andrew BAMPFIELD
    • Producer(s)
    • Christophe ROSSIGNON, Phillip BOEFFARD
    • Synopsis
    • In may 1940, the German troops enter France. Frightened by the progress of the enemy, the people of a small village of Pas-de-Calais decide on the recommendations of the prefecture, to give up everything to go on the road, fleeing to the coast. Among them, there is Paul, the village mayor. He led the group, seeks to maintain a minimum of order and republican spirit in this nomadic life. Mado, his wife, plays music trying to find the fragrance of those that took place in his coffee in the village. Suzanne, a young teacher, goes to meet to choose the least congested route. And she especially supports a small German boy, Max, 8 years old, whose father Hans was arrested after the declaration of war. During the Arras attack, residents are released from prison and abandoned in the deserted city. Hans managed to flee the city, accompanied by a Scottish officer, Percy, whose entire unit died under German bullets. These two will travel together. Hans seeking to recover his son who fled the village, Percy hoping to reach the sea, and find a boat back to England.
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