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The Big Hit

Un Triomphe

Emmanuel Courcol | 2020 | 106 MINS
France | Subtitles
French Film Festival UK

Etienne, an often-out-of-work but endearing actor, runs a theatre workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s classic ‘Waiting for Godot’.

FROM 17 Nov

Date and Times

Wed 17 Nov
Thu 18 Nov

In Detail

When he is allowed to take the colourful band of convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive. Each date is a new success, and a unique relationship grows between this ad hoc group of actors and their director.

But soon comes the final performance in Paris. Will their last night together be the biggest hit of them all? An uplifting comedy inspired by true events.

"Boulevard comedy that bowls along merrily with a star turn by Kad Merad." - Eye for Film.

Cast Kad Merad, Marina Hands and Laurent Stocker.

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