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GOOD FRIDAY MOVIE EVENT - "THE FINISHERS" @ PALACE BARRACKS

  • Apr 18, 2014 · 1:30 PM
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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! 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great film. Inspiring and with a lovely story about the relationship between a man and his son.

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't get to see the movie this time around but was to meet and chat to everyone for afterwards. Thanks for organising Mark.

    April 19, 2014

  • Mark

    Great and moving film, loved it from start to finish. Very inspiring. Thanks to all who came along, great way to spend Good Friday. Enjoy the Easter Break everyone.

    2 · April 18, 2014

  • Helen

    Another great and very moving movie by the French. It certainly is a reminder of how lucky we are to be mobile. Thanks Mark for organising and to all those that attended the friendly chat afterwards.

    2 · April 18, 2014

  • naomi

    I agree Julie great to catch up again and meeting everyone and thanks mark for organising this meetup. I loved the film and am running whist typing this and will be cycling in a minute lol.

    2 · April 18, 2014

  • julie

    That was a fantastic movie with a really great group of people attending...thanks so much Mark and everyone else who attended for making the meetup a lovely way to spend the day!

    3 · April 18, 2014

  • julie

    Hi May! I think I will be arriving about 12.45 (I am always early wherever I go!!) so will be in the foyer then and you can use my card .......see you then! It should be a great afternoon!

    April 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We can buy ticket first so will meet you at ticket office around 12.40 if that is cool Julie.

      April 18, 2014

    • julie

      Ok see you soon!

      April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the great movie! Have you already bought tickets?

    April 17, 2014

    • Mark

      Hi Antoaneta, I haven't bought mine yet but I would recommend buying them online as tomorrow could be busy. See you then!

      April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Mark, just bought one so will see you all there!

      April 18, 2014

  • Mark

    Hi Everyone, looks like they've moved the start time to 2pm instead of 1:30. I'll see you there at 1:30, looking forward to seeing everyone!

    April 18, 2014

  • julie

    I have a movie club card so someone can get a discount price if they use my card. I am not booking on line so I hope there are plenty of tickets! I am happy to go for coffee afterwards if anyone else is too....there is a Hogs Breath very close by and a few coffee shops too....

    April 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't have a movie card and won't be buying my ticket online Julie. What time will you be arriving?

      April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Mark. I estimate the movie will be finished around 3.30 so will loiter around the foyer around then.

    April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mark. I can't make the movie on this occasion but happy to meet up with you guys for a coffee afterwards. Meet you in the foyer but have noted your number anyway. Still also happy to contribute the $2.

    April 17, 2014

    • Mark

      Hi Ross, you're more than welcome to meet us after the movie for a coffee. If you want to text me I can let you know where we will be. Thanks

      April 17, 2014

  • Sharmila

    Great choice! Would love to see this movie but am away over Easter.

    April 14, 2014

  • AJ

    Thanks for posting this event, Mark. It's a great choice - fitting in perfectly with this weekend's festive holiday themes: renewal, reconciliation, hope and love.

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • Mark

    Hi Kim, yes I think it looks great, been waiting to see it for a while. Enjoy your lunch, hopefully catch up soon.

    April 13, 2014

  • Kim

    Hi Mark got a family lunch on so can't make this but the preview gave me goosebumps. Will try to see it soon! Kim

    April 13, 2014

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