Normandy Nude

29th November, 2018 (M)
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  • Director Philippe Le Guay
  • Cast François-Xavier Demaison, François Cluzet, Arthur Dupont
  • Duration 109 min
  • Rating M
  • Genre Comedy
  • Participating Cinemas Palace Cinema Paradiso, Palace Balwyn, Palace Barracks, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Palace James St, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Electric Cinema, Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, The Kino

Synopsis

The eagerly-awaited new comedy from Philippe Le Guay, director of The Women On The 6th Floor, NORMANDY NUDE is a warm and wise tale of a proud farming community who must put their grievances aside in order to save their village.

The charming town of Mêle-sur-Sarthe, Normandy, is in crisis. Dairy and livestock prices have plummeted due to a flood of imports, and farmers are threatened with foreclosure. Mayor Georges Balbuzard (the irrepressible François Cluzet, beloved from Intouchables and The Country Doctor) does his best to fight and raise awareness of their plight, but the situation isn’t deemed newsworthy for national media.

Things seem hopeless… until the day famous American photographer Newman (Toby Jones) passes through the village, inadvertently discovering the perfect backdrop for his next shoot. Balbuzard sees a rare opportunity, and sets about convincing the townsfolk – the farmers, the butcher, the pharmacist, some 200 in all – to participate. But, there’s a catch…

Boasting superb performances and conveying a rich sense of place, Le Guay’s wonderful ensemble delivers a memorable portrait of community, resilience and fraternité, and a hugely enjoyable experience for film-lovers of all shapes and sizes.

Preview Screenings now on sale.

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