Cinema Mediteran presents: Macadam Stories

  • Samuel Benchetrit
  • France
  • 2015
  • 100'
  • Asphalte

A high-rise in a housing project and a broken elevator connect six characters and their stories on the dreamlike backdrop of a cold and neon urban landscape. A lonely old man in a wheelchair meets a night nurse on one of his desperate nocturnal wanderings. A faded actress captures the attention of a neglected teenage boy, Charly. An American astronaut falls on the roof of the run-down apartment building and is taken in by the caring Mrs. Hamida. These twisted little stories bring together six different fates in a subtle and humorous way, addressing all that makes us human: our faults, virtues, hopes, and dreams. The film premiered in Cannes and won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Mediterranean Film Festival in Split.

Samuel Benchetrit

Born in 1973 this French actor and director is famous for his comedies Chez Gino (2011) and I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007). Macadam Stories is his fifth feature film.


Cinema Mediteran presents: Macadam Stories

Samuel Benchetrit
Samuel Benchetrit
La Camera Deluxe, Maje Productions, Single Man Productions, Jack Stern Productions, Emotions Films UK, Film Factory
Isabelle Huppert, Gustave Kervern, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Tassadit Mandi, Jules Benchetrit, Michael Pitt, Mickaël Graehling, Larouci Didi
Pierre Aïm
Thomas Fernandez
Ivan Taïeb, Marie Savare, Julien Madon
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival 2015 – Special Screenings; Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2016 – Audience Award

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