THE BIG HIT
THE BIG HIT / UN TRIOMPHE – France, 2020, 105 min.
Director: Emmanuel Courcol
Writer: Thierry de Carbonnieres and Emmanuel Courcol
Cast: Kad Merad (Etienne Carboni), David Ayala (Patrick), Lamine Cissokho (Alex), Sofian Khammes (Kamel), Pierre Lottin (Jordan), Alexandre Medvedev (Bojko), Marina Hands (Ariane), Laurent Stocker (Stephane)
Etienne Carboni, an often out of work but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s famous play “Waiting for Godot”. When he is allowed to take the colorful 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?
Аwards and nominations:
European Film Award for Best Comedy
Cannes – Official Selection