French Film Reviews: L’Ascension, Directed by Ludovic Bernard

French Film Reviews:  L’Ascension, Directed by Ludovic Bernard

Hailed by critics as the feel-good rom-com of 2017, L’Ascension is loosely based on the true story of a suburban loafer who hatched the bonkers plan to climb Everest to win the heart of his beloved (reluctant thus far to commit to a layabout without prospects).

Liberally amped-up for the screen, the caper charts Samy’s fraught journey, from his first bumbling attempt to heave his backpack to the tube station. Ever resourceful, our woefully unfit hero blags a spot on an expedition and against all odds scales the world’s highest mountain – spurred on by burning love and his Mills & Boon-obsessed sherpa. Tender and refreshingly unassuming, this heart-melting epic ups the comedy stakes.

Film: L’Ascension
Director: Ludovic Bernard
Starring: Ahmed Sylla, Alice Belaïdi

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