BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmRobust

Showing: 22 July 2022 until 28 July 2022

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Fri 22 Jul 2022
Sat 23 Jul 2022
Sun 24 Jul 2022
Mon 25 Jul 2022
Tue 26 Jul 2022
Wed 27 Jul 2022
Thu 28 Jul 2022

CertificateNot Rated
DirectorConstance Meyer
WritersConstance Meyer, Marcia Romano
CountryFrance, Belgium
Running Time1HR 35MINS
SeasonMain Programme

In Constance Meyer’s droll, touching directorial debut, Gérard Depardieu stars as an ageing film star who forms an unlikely bond with his new bodyguard.

Once a huge star, George (Depardieu) is now ageing and in all kinds of decline. When his right-hand man and only friend takes a leave of absence for several weeks, Aïssa (Déborah Lukumuena), a semi-pro wrestler who earns a living as a security officer, is appointed as a replacement. Despite their many differences – one a pragmatic, hard-working young bodyguard, the other a cosseted, dissipated actor – George and Aïssa gradually develop a friendship, finding out that their lives have shaped them more similarly than they first thought.

Charming and briskly unsentimental, Robust is superbly well cast and performed, with the scene-stealing Lukumuena playing off Depardieu’s bluster and bombast with amused practicality and calm. A delightful odd-couple comedy-drama bringing together one of France’s most prolific stars and one of its newest.