Macadam Stories

Macadam Stories

Macadam Stories

Writer-director Samuel Benchetrit's fifth feature film release is an urban comedy-drama about the lonely inhabitants of a council estate. Based on the director's own autobiography and starring Isabelle Huppert, Gustave Kervern and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.

"A broken elevator, a man in a wheelchair, an astronaut and an actress with shattered dreams. With a housing complex as a backdrop, [Benchetrit] depicts three stories about the unsteadiness of life. With poetic, comic and non-conventional perspectives he paints a tender portrait of human relations." (Stockholm Film Festival)

2015Rating: M, Offensive language100 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema
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Variety

Variety

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...in the end, “Macadam Stories” is too innocuous to leave much of an impression.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A quirky and endearing urban dramedy set within a run-down French apartment house, Macadam Stories (Asphalte) marks a strong fifth feature from the otherwise inconsistent writer-director-actor Samuel Benchetrit (I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster).

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Variety

Variety

press

...in the end, “Macadam Stories” is too innocuous to leave much of an impression.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A quirky and endearing urban dramedy set within a run-down French apartment house, Macadam Stories (Asphalte) marks a strong fifth feature from the otherwise inconsistent writer-director-actor Samuel Benchetrit (I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster).

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