<em>Love Songs for Tough Guys</em>

Love Songs for Tough Guys

Love Songs for Tough Guys

L’OR French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022
  • Mon 11 Jul 2022
  • 5:45—7:35PM
  • Len Lye Cinema
  • Rating: TBC
  • Adult $17.50
  • Student $14.00
  • Sen $12.50
  • Child $12.00
  • Alliance $14.50
  • Booking essential
  • In line with current New Zealand restrictions for cinemas, conditions of entry to all Cinema screenings under the Covid-19 Protection Framework are:
  • o Face coverings to be worn
  • As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
  • To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

Featuring a delicious ensemble cast led by François Damiens and Vanessa Paradis, the hilarious new romantic comedy from Samuel Benchetrit is a charmingly-affectionate fable of a disparate group of ordinary people finding love and fulfillment through an unexpected source: the arts.
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In the port city of Dunkirk, weary crime boss Jeff (The Belier Family’s wonderful Damiens) has a big problem: young punks are muscling in on his turf. But Jeff is distracted: he’s fallen for Roxane, a supermarket cashier he adores from afar. Taking a leaf from the Cyrano playbook, he tries to win her heart by writing love poems, but doesn’t have the courage to deliver them. Meanwhile, Jeff's grizzled and near-mute enforcer is sent to shake down local suburban widow Suzanne (a never-better Paradis), who is preparing to portray Simone de Beauvoir in the community theatre’s annual musical, but instead finds himself drawn into the actual production…

 With an exquisitely layered script that slowly reveals genuine pathos for all its characters, LOVE SONGS FOR TOUGH GUYS is a deadpan but giddly romantic fable of imperfect people with complex and passionate interior lives. Huge-hearted and funny, it’s one of the most entertaining and intelligent comedies of this year’s selection.

2021 | Drama | 106 min | Dir. Samuel Benchetrit

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<em>Love Songs for Tough Guys</em>

Love Songs for Tough Guys

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