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Driving Madeleine / Une Hirondelle Productions présente ; une coproduction Une Hirondelle Productions, Pathé, TF1 Films Production, Artémis Productions, Shelter Prod ; en coproduction associée avec Kobayashi Prod, Bright Lights Films ; produit par Laure Irrmann, Christian Carion ; scénario et dialogues de Cyril Gely ; adaptation de Christian Carion ; un film de Christian Carion.

Carion, Christian, (film director,, screenwriter,, film producer.). Gely, Cyril, (screenwriter.). Irrmann, Laure, (film producer.). Renaud, Line, (actor.). Boon, Dany, (actor.). Isaaz, Alice, 1991- (actor.). Laheurte, Jérémie, 1990- (actor.). Hamon, Gwendoline, (actor.). Delarme, Julie, 1977- (actor.). Alden, Thomas (Actor), (actor.). Roure, Hadriel, (actor.). Une Hirondelle Productions, (presenter,, production company.). Pathé (Firm : 1990- ), (production company.). TF1 Films Production, (production company.). Artémis productions (Belgium), (production company.). Shelter Prod (Firm), (production company.). Kobayashi Productions, (production company.). Bright Lights Films, (production company.). Cohen Media Group, (publisher.). Kino Lorber, Inc., (film distributor.). Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz, Jérémie Laheurte, Gwendoline Hamon, Julie Delarme, Thomas Alden, Hadriel Roure. (Cast).

A seemingly simple taxi ride across Paris evolves into a profound meditation on the realities of the driver and his fare, a 92-year-old woman whose warmth belies her shocking past. Charles is a taxi driver in Paris, and he is having a very bad day. Enter Madeleine, an immaculately groomed nonagenarian, who informs Charles that the trip today will not be a direct one. She is moving into a nursing home and would like to make some stops along the way predicting that this might be her last car ride through the city. Their ride takes them through the momentous locations of her life and their brief friendship deepens as Madeleine listens to Charles confess his worries. Boon, an actor best known for his comedic work, creates a dramatic portrait of a frustrated man facing a personal crisis of epic proportions. His darker, sharper edges allow Renaud (renowned for decades in France as a singer) to shine as the pure shimmering light that is Madeleine, reminding us that inside every seemingly benign elderly woman we might pass on the street is a warrior, a nurturer, and a spirited adventurer.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Cohen Media Group, [2024]
  • Distributor: New York, NY : Kino Lorber

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2022.
Bonus features: Interview with director Christian Carion; Theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Pierre Cottereau ; editor, Loïc Lallemand ; music, Philippe Rombi.
Participant or Performer Note:
Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz, Jérémie Laheurte, Gwendoline Hamon, Julie Delarme, Thomas Alden, Hadriel Roure.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1, 16x9); Dolby digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
French dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: Taxicab drivers > Drama.
Older women > Drama.
Interpersonal relations > Drama.
Old age > Drama.
Paris (France) > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.

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