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Love at First Fight (film)

Love at First Fight (French: Les Combattants) is a 2014 French romantic comedy film directed by Thomas Cailley. It was screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival,[3] where it won the FIPRESCI Prize in the Parallel Section.[4] In January 2015, the film received nine nominations at the 40th César Awards, winning Best Actress, Most Promising Actor and Best First Feature Film.[5][6]

Love at First Fight
Les Combattants poster.jpg
French theatrical poster
Directed by Thomas Cailley
Produced by Pierre Guyard
Written by Thomas Cailley
Claude Le Pape
Starring Adèle Haenel
Kévin Azaïs
Music by Lionel Flairs
Benoît Rault
Philippe Deshaies
Cinematography David Cailley
Edited by Lilian Corbeille
Distributed by Haut et Court
Release date
  • 17 May 2014 (2014-05-17) (Cannes)
  • 20 August 2014 (2014-08-20) (France)
Running time
98 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $3 million[1]
Box office $2.3 million[2]

Contents

CastEdit

  • Adèle Haenel as Madeleine
  • Kévin Azaïs as Arnaud Labrède
  • Antoine Laurent as Manu Labrède
  • Brigitte Roüan as Hélène Labrède
  • William Lebghil as Xavier
  • Thibault Berducat as Victor
  • Nicolas Wanczycki as Lieutenant Schliefer
  • Frederic Pellegeay as Le recruteur
  • Steve Tientcheu as Adjudant Ruiz
  • Franc Bruneau as Le conseiller funéraire

AccoladesEdit

Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Cabourg Film Festival Male Revelation Kévin Azaïs Won
2014 Cairo International Film Festival[7] Best Actress Adèle Haenel Won
2014 Cannes Film Festival[4][8] FIPRESCI Prize (Directors' Fortnight) Thomas Cailley Won
Art Cinema Award Thomas Cailley Won
SACD Prize (Directors' Fortnight) Thomas Cailley Won
Europa Cinemas Label Award Thomas Cailley Won
Caméra d'Or Thomas Cailley Nominated
40th César Awards[5] Best Film Love at First Fight Nominated
Best Director Thomas Cailley Nominated
Best Actress Adèle Haenel Won
Most Promising Actor Kévin Azaïs Won
Best Original Screenplay Thomas Cailley and Claude Le Pape Nominated
Best First Feature Film Love at First Fight Won
Best Editing Lilian Corbeille Nominated
Best Sound Jean-Luc Audy, Guillaume Bouchateau and Niels Barletta Nominated
Best Music Written for a Film Lionel Flairs, Benoît Rault and Philippe Deshaies Nominated
Globes de Cristal Award Best Film Love at First Fight Nominated
Best Actress Adèle Haenel Nominated
2014 Louis Delluc Prize[9] Best First Film Thomas Cailley Won
20th Lumières Awards[10] Best Actress Adèle Haenel Nominated
Most Promising Actor Kévin Azaïs Won
Best First Film Love at First Fight Won
Prix du Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma[11] Best First Film Love at First Fight Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Love at First Fight". JP Box Office. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Les Combattants (Love At First Sight) (2014)- JPBox-Office". Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cannes Directors' Fortnight 2014 lineup unveiled". Screendaily. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Festival Reports - Cannes Film Festival 2014". FIPRESCI. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "César 2015 : les nominations". AlloCiné. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cesar Awards: 'Timbktu' Sweeps, Kristen Stewart Makes History". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Melbourne wins best picture in Cairo". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cannes: Directors' Fortnight 2014 Winners List". Deadline London. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "'Sils Maria' Wins France's Louis Delluc Critics' Prize". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "France's Lumiere Awards Nominations Unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "PRIX DU SYNDICAT FRANÇAIS DE LA CRITIQUE 2014". Prix du Syndicat Français de la Critique. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 

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