French Film Review: Presque

French Film Review: Presque

Two men who hardly know each other and who have nothing in common take a road trip from Lausanne to the south of France – in a hearse. Louis (Bernard Campan), a sworn bachelor, is the director of a funeral home and is so devoted to his job, he can’t even contemplate retiring.

Forty-year-old Igor (Alexandre Jollien) has a sharp mind and a disabled body thanks to cerebral palsy. Fond of philosophy, his travel companions are Socrates, Spinoza and Nietzsche as he stays away from the world, friendship and sexuality. A set of coincidences brings these two men together and they set off in a hearse for an unconventional road-trip that will teach them to see beyond their own issues and will, ultimately, force them to rethink their lives.

Director: Bernard Campan, Alexandre Jollien
Starring: Bernard Campan, Alexandre Jollien

Lead photo credit : Presque was directed by Bernard Campan and Alexandre Jollien who also play the film's protagonists

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