Love at First Fight

98 minutes 2014 6.6

The family's carpentry company depends on Arnaud's efforts, but he changes focus when he meets the tough Madeleine, who is obsessed with preparing for a post-apocalyptic life. When she signs up for a summer course with the Armed Forces, Arnaud does the same, but as the course does not meet expectations, the two go their own risky ways.

"France has no future." The fighters express the youth's concern about the chaotic state of the world. The film opens in playful comedy landscapes, but changes character to a captivating survival drama with scenic cinematography, driving electro music and an increasing sexual tension between the main characters. Thomas Cailley's debut film won all the awards at Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.

The film is not playable outside of Norway
Original title: Les combattants
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Adventure, comedy, romance
Actors: Adele Haenel, Kevin Azais, Antoine Laurent, Brigitte Roüan, William Lebghil, Thibault Berducat, Nicolas Wanczycki, Frederic Pellegeay, Steve Tientcheu, Franc Bruneau
Director: Thomas Cailley
Producer: Pierre Guyard
Photo: David Cailley
Music: Lionel Flairs
Script: Thomas Cailley
Country: France
Language: French