Bodybuilder

Synopsis

In Lyon, 20 year-old Antoine made enemy with a low key gang to which he owes money. His mother and brother, who had enough of his small traffic, decide to send him to his father, Vincent, in Saint Etienne, whom he has not seen for years. When he gets there, Antoine discovers his dad owns a gym and that he started bodybuilding while intensely preparing for a bodybuilding competition. The meeting between so different father and son is difficult and tense. Vincent will nevertheless let Antoine work for him in order to help him to get out of his mess. But Antoine will need to learn and accept the life his dad has chosen for himself. After Bad Faith (Mauvaise Foi) and Omar Killed me (Omar m’a tuer), Roshdy Zem continues to explore society in this third piece. Actor and Director Antoine de Caunes was supposed to play the bodybuilder part but he had to give up in view of the intensity and length of the physical preparation… and the Director had to ask a professional body builder rather than to a professional actor.

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