Adieu les Cons
A French comedy-drama that morphs into an unexpected romance-drama, where an unlikely trio set off on a hilarious and poignant helter-skelter journey through Paris in search of a long-lost child.
A seriously ill woman tries to find her long-lost child with the help of a man in the middle of a burnout, and a blind archivist. The film follows Suze Trappet (Virginie Efira), a 45-year-old hairdresser diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that leaves her little time to live.
Her longing (and now dying) wish is to meet the child she gave up for adoption when she was merely 15 years old. On her madcap bureaucratic quest she crosses paths with JB (Albert Dupontel), a 50-year-old man in the middle of a burnout, and Mr. Blin (Nicolas Marié), a blind archivist prone to overenthusiasm.
With its autumn-coloured grading, cleverly linked dialogue and successful running jokes, writer-director Albert Dupontel creates a heart-warming film that touches on themes of life, death, and love.
Our thanks to Curzon for this screening.