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Let My People Go!


Let My People Go!

Let My People Go!

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Let My People Go! Official US Release Trailer #1 (2013) - Nicolas Maury French Movie HD
Let My People Go!

(Mikael Buch, 2012) 

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, May 2, 2013 7 PM
Sat, May 4, 2013 7 PM

“Candy-colored and sugarcoated, Let My People Go! tosses gay stereotypes into a Jewish holiday, adds the bedroom-door-banging beats of French farce, then piles on the dysfunction.”—Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

A sweet and hilarious fusion of gay romantic comedy, Jewish family drama, and French bedroom farce, Mikael Buch’s Let My People Go! traces the travails and daydreams of the lovelorn Reuben (Regular Lovers’ Nicolas Maury), a French-Jewish gay mailman living in fairytale Finland with his gorgeous Nordic boyfriend. But just before Passover, a series of mishaps and a lovers’ quarrel exile the heartbroken Reuben back to Paris and his zany family—including Almodóvar goddess Carmen Maura (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) as his ditzy mom, and Truffaut regular Jean-François Stévenin (Small Change) as his lothario father. (86 mins., DCP)

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