Macadam Stories

Macadam Stories

(Asphalte)
(2015)

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.... More

"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)Hide

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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). Full Review