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Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb star in the comedy about two men who dedicate their lives to the care and education of children and teens with autism.

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France 2019
  • Czech
114 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 5. 2024 in these territories: Czechia.

Bruno (Vincent Cassel) runs an association for autistic children and adolescents whose cases are so complicated that they are rejected everywhere else. His best friend Malik (Reda Kateb) teaches teenagers from socially disadvantaged families how to care for these children. For over 20 years, Bruno and Malik have lived in a world of people that society can't cope with. Yet their optimism and sense of humour never leave them. Whether it's their autistic client stopping the Paris metro at rush hour for the tenth time, or their personal life basically falling through the cracks because of work. Unfortunately, Bruno's organi­sation is in danger of being closed down, because not everyone likes his fresh approach. Bruno and Malik have no choice but to convince the authorities that their work is worthwhile.

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Director: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Screenplay: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Cinematography: Antoine Sanier
Music: Grandbrothers
Sound: Jean-Paul Hurier, Johann Nallet
Editing: Dorian Rigal-Ansous
Production Design: Julia Lemaire
Producer: Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Serge Hayat
Co-production: Patrick Vandenbosch
Costumes: Isabelle Pannetier
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Reda Kateb, Hélène Vincent, Bryan Mialoundama, Alban Ivanov, Benjamin Lesieur, Marco Locatelli, Catherine Mouchet, Frédéric Pierrot, Suliane Brahim
  • This film is available until 31. 5. 2024 in these territories: Czechia.