One of a kind

One of a kind  {Mon âme par toi guérie}
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One of a kind
Mon âme par toi guérie
France, 2013, 123 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topic: Drama
Program: Modern Masters
Language: French English Sub-Titles

François Dupeyron takes his own novel — about a depressed middle-aged man who hesitatingly embraces his gift for healing — and turns it into a soul-stirring tale of personal redemption.

Overweight and unloved, Frédi (Grégory Gadebois, as effective here as in the cult TV series "The Returned") worries about his disaffected teenage daughter and puts up with his recently laid-off father (veteran Jean-Pierre Darroussin). While riding his motorbike one night, Frédi hits and severely injures a boy, and then uses his powers to save the boy’s life. Word gets out and soon everything changes—not necessarily for the better.

“The film [is] entirely naturalistic in terms of its lived-in performances… as well as on a technical level, with Dupeyron keeping terrific d.p Yves Angelo’s camera quite close to his characters as they move around, reinforcing the you-are-there feeling. The gorgeous sunlight of the south of France that Angelo captures even manages to suggest that the working-class, almost white-trash milieu depicted can also occasionally be touched by grace.”
- Boyd van Hoeij, Variety

DIRECTOR: François Dupeyron
Producer: Paulo Branco
Editor: Dominique Faysse
Screenwriter: François Dupeyron
Cinematographer: Yves Angelo
Principal Cast: Grégory Gadebois, Céline Sallette, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marie Payen, Philippe Rebbot
Filmography: Trésor (2009)
Aide-toi, le ciel t'aidera (2008)
Petits secrets (2006)
Monsieur Ibrahim (2002)
The Officer’s Ward (2001)

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