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Huit fois debout
Zabaltegi-New Directors
HUIT FOIS DEBOUT (EIGHT TIMES UP)
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Xabi Molia - Huit fois debout
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Huit Fois Debout
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
Zabaltegi Meetings
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Julie Gayet, Xabi Molia
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Julie Gayet, Xabi Molia
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Christie Molia, Nadia Turicev, Julie Gayet
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José Angel Herrero-Velarde, Christie Molia, Nadia Turicev, Julie Gayet, Xabi Molia
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José Angel Herrero-Velarde, Christie Molia, Nadia Turicev, Julie Gayet, Xabi Molia
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José Angel Herrero-Velarde, Christie Molia, Nadia Turicev, Julie Gayet, Xabi Molia
Foto: Iñaki Pardo
Xabi Molia, Julie Gayet
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Xabi Molia, Julie Gayet
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Julie Gayet, Xabi Molia
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Elsa scrapes through to the end of each month by doing odd jobs. At night, she cleans buses in a deserted coach station, during the day she looks after a child for a young couple. Hoping to land a job with a contract, she attends interviews with disastrous results. Her neighbour Mathieu is also looking for work and seems to have achieved perfection in the art of failing interviews. One day, Elsa is evicted from her flat. She finds herself faced with a life of uncertainty with only a potted plant for company. Mathieu occasionally makes her offers of love that she?s not ready to accept. The temptation to leave it all behind leads Elsa to a forest in which Mathieu has already found refuge and set up camp.
BIOGRAPHY
Born in 1977, he studied Literature at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and, in 2000, Gallimard published his first novel, Fourbi. In 2004, he won the Hachette Foundation Prize for his second book, Reprise des hostilités, followed by Supplément aux mondes inhabités. He has also written poetry and theatre. He moreover wrote the screenplay for and directed the shorts Avec vautours (With Vultures, 2003), L?Invention du demi-tour (The Invention of the U-turn, 2006) and S?éloigner du rivage (Drifting From the Shore, 2007). Huit fois debout is his first feature.
CAST & CREW
Director
Xabi Molia
Screenplay
Xabi Molia
Photography
Martin De Chabaneix
Edition
Sébastien Sarraillé
Music
Hey Hey My My
Cast
Julie Gayet, Denis Podalydès, Mathieu Busson, Kevyn Frachon
Running Time
102 m.
Country
France
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