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      Macadam Stories

      2015 1h 40m Comedy Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 74% Audience Score 50+ Ratings In a run down block of flats, improbable encounters bring laughter and compassion to the lives of residents. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Daniel de Partearroyo Cinemanía (Spain) ... [Director Samuel] Benchetrit's kind and witty humor dwells in vignette-like frames that give an immediate perception of space and compartmentalize three different stories. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 15, 2018 Full Review Ezequiel Boetti A simple., noble and direct film, although with little pulp inside. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Nov 27, 2017 Full Review Juan Pablo Pugliese EscribiendoCine Brilliantly uncomfortable performances. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Nov 27, 2017 Full Review Fernando Lopez La Nación (Argentina) In this film everyone shines because [Samuel Benchetrit] knows these characters up close. [Full Review in Spanish] Nov 27, 2017 Full Review José Martín El antepenúltimo mohicano We are facing a big film in its smallness, which gives priority to the eloquence of its dialogues (and its silences) and the charisma of its actors, above any visual flourishing. [Full review in Spanish] Mar 14, 2017 Full Review Jordi Costa El Pais (Spain) Samuel Benchetrit's film builds the mosaic of a proletarian French neighborhood with apparent coldness and sustained poetic thickness. [Full review in Spanish] Mar 13, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Delightful movie. A nice and sweet journey in the lives of a French suburb. The movies goes on and you can only emphasise with the humanity of the picture's characters. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Three potentially powerful stories can never fully develop due to lack of a strong grip that keep the threads between them conected. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review laurent b Funny, offbeat, moving, I loved it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Liked this a lot. Several different stories combined which follow a small group of people living in an apartment complex. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful drama of comedy situations that contemplates the random encounters of a life in community crossed by the good spirit of love Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Tales from an old apartment building! A little multi-layered French comedy. The making was not unusual, but the storyline was. Based on the autobiography of the director. There could be more to come, so a sequel is possible like the Roy Andersson's 'Living' trilogy. There was similarity is style of storytelling, yet it was more clear on what it narrated for us. I'm not sure of the timeline, but it seems at least 10-20 years back. Guessing it with the settings. It was about the lives in an apartment building. Divided into three layers, the first one was about a man living on the second floor who never uses the elevator. But the time comes for him without other options. He meets a nurse in her break and befriends. So it continues for days. On the second tale, an American astronaut becomes a guest in one of the residences where an old immigrant lady lives. Coming to the third and final, a teenage boy meets an actress who recently moved in to the next door. Their's friendship growing despite the generation gap was focused on. How all these tales begins and ends were the fun to watch. -xX] It's weird to see you in the film. It's like you're a different person, from another life. [Xx- From all, Isabelle Huppert's presence made my curiosity about the film. She's the one who played an aging actress, I think she was good. Everybody else as well, quite good. Because it was not a high budget sci-fi film. But about individuals. Their lifestyle, profession and looking for something anew in life. So that's what makes the story, when they meet different people out of their normal surroundings. Each character was distinctive. So it was hard to predict the outcome, yet feels so close to familiarity with everything that happened. Not a straight comedy, it was more of a black-comedy. Though some parts were sensible. The blend of life drama and comedy with the wonderful performances lifted the film. Michael Pitt was the other familiar face in it. They kind of made fun of the American space agency, while the Hollywood acknowledging with super higher end products. So, this is like another under-noticed film. But it is not like deserves major attention, except if you a cinephile. Other than that if you want to try it, then you should too. It surely won't disappoint. People hunt films with big names, but such small films like this can deliver somewhat better than those big flicks. I was a little late to watch it, in the end, I'm happy I did it. Now I want to spread the word, that it is definitely not an ignorable title for those who haven't heard about it. So thumbs up! 7/10 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In a run down block of flats, improbable encounters bring laughter and compassion to the lives of residents.
      Samuel Benchetrit
      Julien Madon, Marie Savare, Ivan Taieb
      Samuel Benchetrit, Gábor Rassov
      Production Co
      Maje Productions, Single Man Productions
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 21, 2017
      1h 40m
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