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Director
Emmanuel Courcol

Scenario
Emmanuel Courcol
Thierry de Carbonnières

Director of Photography
Yann Maritaud

Editing
Guerric Catala

Cast
Kad Merad
Pierre Lottin
Marina Hands

Producer
Marc Bordure
Robert Guédiguian

Production Company
Agat Films & Cie

The Big Hit

An entertaining but poignant comedy which featured in the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection this year. Inspired by true events, the film tells the story of out-of-work actor Etienne’s staging of Waiting for Godot with a troupe of prison inmates and the eventful tour that follows.

 

Emmanuel Courcol

Born in 1957, he began his career on stage under the direction of Roger Planchon and Jean-Louis Thamin. He wrote several screenplays, in collaboration with Philippe Lioret, including Mademoiselle (2001), The Light (2004) and Welcome (2009) which garnered a César nomination for Best Screenplay. Cessez le feu (2015) is his first feature film as a director. The Big Hit is his second feature.

France 2020
French; Turkish & English sub
DCP, Colour
105'