The Big Hit
Un triomphe
2020 France 105 min N-13
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Etienne, an often out of work but endearing actor, runs a theatre workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely group of inmates to stage Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”. When he takes the colourful troupe of convicts on tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive. A unique relationship develops between the actors and their director. Will the final performance in Paris be their biggest success?

“An uplifting comedy inspired by true events, the film tells a heart-wrenching story in a playful way, engaging the viewers while also making them laugh. Jam-packed with talent that is the beating heart of the film, “The Big Hit” won’t leave anyone indifferent thanks to a memorable lead performance by Kad Merad, achieved brilliantly in the company of his troops.” (Marija Fridinovaitė)
2016 – Paliaubos / Cessez-le-fou
2013 – Geraldina, myliu tave (trumpametražis) / Géraldine, je t‘aime (short)

Total votes: 215
Director(s) - Emmanuel Courcol
Screenwriter(s) - Emmanuel Courcol, Thierry de Carbonnières
Actors - Kad Merad, Marina Hands, Laurent Stocker, Wabinlé Nabié, Sofian Khammes, David Ayala, Pierre Lottin, Lamine Cissokho, Aleksandr Medvedev, Saïd Benchnafa
Producer(s) - Marc Bordure, Robert Guédiguian
Cinematographer - Yann Maritaud
Editor(s) - Guerric Catala
Sound - Pierre Gauthier, Sandy Notarianni
Composer(s) - Fred Avril
Sales agent -
Distributor - Kino Pavasaris Distribution
Production company -
Translation - Julius Žemkauskas
Dialogues - French
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
2016 – Paliaubos / Cessez-le-fou
2013 – Geraldina, myliu tave (trumpametražis) / Géraldine, je t‘aime (short)

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