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Thomas Cailley’s comedy-drama Les Combattants on DVD in August

14 July 2015

Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud’s summer looks set to be a peaceful one in his dead-end seaside town. Peaceful, that is, until he runs into a fight with Madeleine – a hot-tempered survival fanatic who throws him to the ground while, in a more romantic sense, sweeping him off his feet.

Convinced that an apocalypse is fast approaching, Madeleine is focussed on honing her skills at an army boot camp and Arnaud, intrigued by her wild ideas and surly demeanour, decides to sign up with her. As they learn to fend for themselves, their fractious relationship begins to bloom until their private world in the wilderness comes under a very dangerous threat.

A smart, vivacious subversion of romantic comedy norms and featuring a sparkling onscreen chemistry between its two young leads, French filmmaker Thomas Cailley’s remarkable debut feature Les Combattants took the top prize at Directors’ Fortnight during Cannes 2014.

Released in the US as 'Love aty First Fight' and described by CineVue as "an expertly handled and brilliantly performed feel-good comedy with an original twist," Les Combattants will be released on UK DVD on 10th August 2015 by Curzon Artificial Eye at the RRP of £15.99.

Details on extra features have yet to be confirmed.