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LES 2 ALFRED
by Bruno Podalydès
2021 | 92 min

Comedy| Canada, France | French (English subtitles)
Cast:  Denis Podalydès, Sandrine Kiberlain, Bruno Podalydès, Yann Frisch, Luàna Bajrami, Vanessa Paradis, Michel Vuillermoz

Alexandre is unemployed and his bank account has been frozen. His wife is on a two-month top secret nuclear submarine mission. While she’s away, he has to prove that he can take care of the children and find a job. Following a surreal interview, he is hired at The Box on a trial basis – and thus Alexandre enters the 24-7 world of a greenwashed start-up with a strict no-child policy. He meets Arcimboldo, who juggles different jobs and apps and offers to look after the kids in exchange for accommodation. Between Alexandre’s killer colleague Severine, incessant conference calls and endless team building sessions, keeping his secret is no easy challenge…

FESTIVALS:  

  • Festival du Film français en Israël (2021)

  • Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (2021)

  • French Cinepanorama (Hong Kong, 2020)

  • Cannes International Film Festival (2020)

  • Grand Lyon Film Festival (France, 2020)

  • Zurich Film Festival (Switzerland, 2021)

PRESS:  

Les Deux Alfred (French Tech) is an upbeat yet moving comedy about characters overwhelmed by the modern world and new technologies, who need to stick together to get by.

— Lost in Frenchlation

 

A little gem of humour, tenderness and inventiveness.

— Voici (translated from French)

 

There are some funny ideas there, against a background of bittersweet poetry ... An interesting cocktail.

— Femme Actuelle (translated from French)

 

Denis Podalydès torpedoed the society of start-ups and constrained uberization with missiles of tenderness and humour. In these uncertain times, this film is doing a lot of good. The entrance ticket should be reimbursed by health care insurance.

— Les Fiches du Cinéma (translated from French)

 

Here is a little jewel full of tenderness and fantasy, carried by Sandrine Kiberlain, irresistible as a nutty manager constantly in turmoil.

— Télé 7 Jours (translated from French)

 

In his new film, Bruno Podalydès manages to offer a clever and funny critique of our modern connected society, without vulgarity or sarcasm.

— aVoir-aLire.com (translated from French)

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