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French films to be screened at L’Espace this weekend
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French films to be screened at L’Espace this weekend

The Saigon Times Daily

A scene from “Antigang’s” trailer - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER

HCMC - The French cultural center L'Espace will screen three impressive French films namely “Antigang”, “Jour de fête”, and “Casque d’or” in Hanoi this weekend.

The 2015 French action film “Antigang” directed by Benjamin Rocher and starring Jean Reno will be screened on Friday, September 14, starting at 7 p.m.

“Antigang” is a remake of the 2012 film “The Sweeney,” which in turn was inspired by the popular television series “The Sweeney.”

Humor, stunts and explosions, “Antigang” offers a feast for the eyes. As for Jean Reno, he shines in this supercharged thriller.

Reno stars as Buren, an old time cop who runs a squad in the Paris underworld and doesn’t play by the rules. When a heist turns into murder, Buren follows his guts and raids the house of Kasper, a former convict. The operation is carnage and Buren takes the fall for it. But when he realizes that the bank and the jewelry heist are part of a bigger operation, Buren with nothing to lose will play all in.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, September 16, 79-minute comedy film “Jour de fête” by director Jacques Tati will be screened at 3:30 p.m.

The film is about an inept and easily distracted mailman named François in a backward French village. All is calm in this little village until the fairground entertainers arrive with their trailers. Then the fair gets under way: carousel, lottery, brass band and a traveling cinema where François discovers a film about the American postal service. Encouraged by the whole village, he sets out to deliver the mail “American style”.

Tickets for each of the above films are VND50,000, and VND40,000 for members of L’Espace and students.

“Casque d'Or” (Golden Helmet), a 1952 film directed by Jacques Becker, will also be screened on Sunday, starting at 6 p.m. It tells the story of an ill-fated love affair between characters played by Simone Signoret and Serge Reggiani. The story was loosely based on an infamous love triangle between the prostitute Amélie Élie and the Apache gang leaders Manda and Leca, which was the subject of much sensational newspaper reporting during 1902.

Ticket price is VND60,000 per person.

The films will be screened in French with Vietnamese subtitles. Tickets are available at L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi.

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