Zero Fucks Given

Rien à foutre

Director: julie lecoustre, Emmanuel Marre
Country: France, Belgium

German Premiere
2021 | 110 min. | French, English
Subtitles: English, German

Cast_ Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alexandre Perrier, Mara Taquin, Jonathon Sawdon, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Gilles Alexandre Bussutil Screenplay_ Emmanuel Marre, julie lecoustre Camera_ Olivier Boonjing Producer_ François-Pierre Clavel, Benoit Roland Copyright_ Charades

Adèle Exarchopoulos, winner of the Palme d’Or for ›La vie d’Adèle‹, shines in this tragicomic character study of a flight attendant in free fall.

When Cassandra, a stewardess for a budget airline, takes off her uniform, her mask comes off as well. Stationed on Lanzarote between flights, she numbs the emptiness inside with alcohol, parties and Tinder dates. When Cassandra loses her job, she moves back in with her parents, but has to cope there with a traumatic experience. The directing duo succeed in examining a profession and creating a character study of almost documentary-like authenticity and immediacy. The camera fixes relentlessly on Adèle Exarchopoulos as she interacts with genuine airline employees. Almost every shot belongs to her; she is the centrepiece of the film. With disarming vulnerability, she plays the tragicomic version of a millennial who, in a world of hypercapitalism and digitalism, rushes back and forth like a nomad between inhospitable transit locations: uprooted, restless, in search of herself.

Director

Emmanuel Marre, born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis in 1980, and Julie Lecoustre, born in Avignon in 1987, wrote the screenplay for Marre’s short documentary film ›D‘un château l'autre‹, which received the Pardino d’oro in Locarno in 2018. ›Rien à foutre‹ marks the first time that Marre and Lecoustre have directed together.

Screenings

  • Friday 12.11.202118:00MannheimMAStadthaus
  • Saturday 13.11.202121:15HeidelbergHDLuxor 2 (Red)
  • Sunday 14.11.202117:00HeidelbergHDLuxor 1 (Blue)
  • Saturday 20.11.202122:00MannheimMAStadthaus