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Sophie Reine

The Fabulous Patars
(Cigarettes et chocolat chaud)

France 2016

In French with English subtitles

98 min

For audiences aged 7 and above


Denis is a loving albeit overworked father. He struggles to raise his boisterous daughters Janis (13) and Mercredi (9) on his own while holding down two jobs. Everything goes sour when Denis forgets Mercredi one too many times at the school gates. Séverine, a cheerful social worker, is appointed to scrutinize the family's daily lives and soon cannot avoid condemning Denis to a «parent» training course… Will the somewhat eccentric family be able to conform and remain together under one roof?
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Director: Sophie Reine

Sophie Reine is a French director and editor. In 2008, she won the César Award for Best Film Editing for The First Day of the Rest of Your Life. The Fabulous Patars is her debut feature film as a director and has been nominated for example for Best Debut at the César Awards.

Screenplay: Sophie Reine & Gladys Marciano
Cast: Gustave Kervern, Camille Cottin, Héloïse Dugas, Fanie Zanini, Thomas Guy, Franck Gastambide
Production: Isabelle Grellat / Mandarin Production
Sales: MK2

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