Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

Le Grand Soir


Year: 2012
Run Time: 92 minutes

Le Grand Soir
Le Grand Soir
Le Grand Soir
Le Grand Soir

He ain’t heavy, he’s my middle-aged punk brother. France is in need of another revolution. A punk revolution. Thanks to the ever-punk, "Not", who proudly displays his pooch, a mohawk, and his name penned into his forehead, France may get their revolution yet. Or burn down trying. Not’s brother, Jean-Pierre, couldn’t be more of an opposite: suit and tie, child rearing, and working in the city’s shopping district at a mattress store. And not well. When Jean-Pierre loses his job (in grand, booze-filled fashion) he finds himself on the streets alongside his brother, who he previously looked upon with disdain. But it’s Not who saves Jean-Pierre and shows him the world of middle finger waving, mohawk-sporting, panhandling ways of punkdom. Like a comical version of “Fight Club” (without the fighting) mixed with the adult-version of “Goonies” (without the treasure hunt), LE GRAND SOIR is a brilliantly funny film from Belgian dark-comedy duo Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine. Watching Jean-Pierre’s breakdown and eventual transformation to punk anarchist under his new persona, “Dead,” is a needed reminder that no matter the amount of our material consumption, “We’re Not Dead.” – T.W.

Le Grand Soir

CIFF37 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 05, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Recommended for High School +

Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Jean-Pierre Guerin, Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern, André Logie, Gaëtan David

Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Hugues Poulain

Stéphane Elmadjian

Principal Cast
Benoît Poelvoorde, Albert Dupontel, Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem Gérard Depardieu

Director Bio
French duo Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern have worked together as directors, writers, and producers for five films. They've been nominated for awards world-wide and have won awards at the Cannes, Berlin, and Sundance Film Festivals.

Select Filmography
"Aaltra" (2004), "Avida" (2006), "Louise-Michel" (2008), "Mammuth" (2010), LE GRAND SOIR (2012)

Print Source

This film is presented with the generous support of CARLA STREEP O'DAY and MICHAEL HONOHAN

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