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Run Time: 84 minutes
At 43 years old, Alex isn’t exactly a pillar of maturity. Despite denying he lives with his mom, he basically does—he lives in her storage shed. His mother also happens to be his boss, as he operates a tow truck for their family-owned auto repair shop. She had planned to pass the business to Alex, but as she nears retirement, she’s having second thoughts. “Responsible” isn’t a word his friends, family, or (especially) girlfriends would ever use to describe him. But a strange and unexpected twist of fate will offer him a chance to prove everyone wrong. After an awkward one-night stand, Alex wakes up to find his hookup has disappeared, leaving him alone with her three children, who seem unfazed. This isn’t the first time she’s abandoned them, but it could be the last. While sorting it out with authorities, Alex forms a bond with these dysfunctional, loveable kids, who face separation in a flawed foster care system. If ever there was a time for him to man up, this is it. THE TROUBLESHOOTER is a delightfully hilarious and incredibly touching comedy-adventure that will warm your hearts. (In French with subtitles) —E.F.
Tower City Cinemas
Monday, April 01, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 at 6:20 PM
International Narrative Competition
Julien Guetta has directed several short films, including “Le Vacant,” “Les Ventres Vides,” and “Lana Del Roy.” He also worked as a scriptwriter on several features, including “Le Petit Colocataire” and “Joueurs” before making his feature directorial debut.
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Eric Judor, Laure Calamy, Brigite Roüan