Bancs Publics (2009)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Sophisticated Comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 11, 2011 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Directed by Bruno Podalydès (who helmed the "Montmartre" segment of the omnibus Paris, I Love You), Bancs Publics chronicles three intersecting stories in the city of Versailles: an office worker who hangs a banner reading "Lonely Man" beneath his window, the feuding families and couples in a busy town square, and the employees and customers of a local shop. This sprawling and droll exploration of the estrangement of modern life boasts a star-studded supporting cast that features a veritable who's who of French cinema, including Olivier Gourmet, Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Chiara Mastroianni, Hippolyte Girardot, Pierre Arditi, and the grande dame herself, Catherine Deneuve.

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employee, office-worker, shop