MACADAM STORIES

ASPHALTE

By Samuel BENCHETRIT

TF1 STUDIO - as SALES

Black comedy - Completed 2014

Improbable encounters bring tenderness, laughter and compassion to a world of urban alienation.

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& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2015
Out of Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Samuel BENCHETRIT
    • Writer(s)
    • Samuel BENCHETRIT
    • Producer(s)
    • Marie SAVARE, Julien MADON, Yvan TAÏEB
    • Synopsis
    • The strange beauty of a cold urban landscape. Wind and neon, empty geometry. A stingy old man in a wheelchair on a moonlight escapade meets a lonely night nurse. A troubled actress in decline sparks the fascination of a latchkey teen. An American astronaut jettisoned from space onto a high-rise rooftop is taken in by a doting mother. The ordinary turns extraordinary in this story of chance encounters between six solitary people that give rise to surprising moments of compassion and intimacy. Shared moments that reveal human warmth with empathy. The essential humanity in us all.
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