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Driving Madeleine

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Line Renaud, Dany Boon, Alice Isaaz, Jeremie Laheurte, and Gwendoline Hamon.
Director: Christian Carion
Plot Sypnosis:

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 (Dany Boon) is a taxi driver in Paris, and he is having a very bad day. Enter Madeleine (Line Renaud), 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 own 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.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • Interview with director Christian Carion
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • In French, with optional English subtitles
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 2023
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 91
Specs: Blu-ray
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): TBA
Audio Formats: TBA
Subtitles/Captions: English