FRENCH MOVIE - "THE FINISHERS"
CINEMA - Palace Barracks
DATE/TIME - Friday 18th April 2014 @ 1:30pm (for 2pm session)
TRAILER - HERE
RSVPs - HERE
MOVIE SYNOPSIS - "THE FINISHERS"
Julien (Fabien Héraud) is 17, has a great sense of humour, bags of charm, and is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy.
Despite their love for him, his family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. In a bid to bond with his father Paul (Jacques Gamblin), Julien challenges him to participate with him in the Ironman race in Nice (French Riviera), a triathlon in which his father has previously competed.
This trial is already exceptional, but it becomes almost impossible if one has to help a disabled youth throughout the course. Beyond the sporting exploit, this is the story of one family’s exemplary combat, and a moving portrait of the love between a father and his son.
The characters are inspired by a true story in this emotionally involving film, with moving performances from a terrific cast, including Alexandra Lamy as Julien’s mother, Claire.
With Rocky-esque training montages and nail-biting sequences in the stunning mountains of Nice (shot at the actual 2012 Ironman competition), director Nils Tavernier turns the conventions of the sports film on its head. You might even be inspired to run yourself after seeing this stirring family story!
GENRE - Drama
COUNTRY - FRANCE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
CAST - Jacques Gamblin, Fabien Héraud
CLASSIFICATION - PG13+ (Parental Guidance recommended for children younger than 13 years of age)
EVENT HOST - Mark (Mobile:[masked])
WHERE TO MEET - 1:30pm in the cinema's upstairs Coffee Lounge
MOVIE - 2pm session
COFFEE AFTERWARDS - If anyone is interested in a coffee after the movie we'll gather in the upstairs foyer after the movie and make our way from there. There are lots of nice places around the cinema area. Save Mark's contact number, just in case you have trouble finding the group: [masked]
TICKETS - Being Good Friday it may be very busy at the box office, so it's recommended that you buy your ticket online in advance.
If you don't have a Palace Club card, you're welcome to ask a group member if you can borrow their Palace card, as it allows up to two discounted tickets to be purchased per session.
PARKING under the cinema is free for up to 2 hours, $7 for up to 4 hours, and $13 after 4 hours. This is a discounted rate for cinema patrons, and requires that your parking voucher be validated at the box office.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT - Public transport to The Barracks is excellent. Please CLICK HERE for further information.
$2 CONTRIBUTION - It would be sincerely appreciated if members could contribute a $2 coin at the event to help cover our group's ongoing Meetup.com fees. Guests of members don't need to contribute. Please give your coin to the Event Host. Thanks so much!