Man Up!
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    Man Up!

    Un vrai bonhomme

    Directed by

    France

    2019

    89 min

    • French

    Drama

    16-year-old Tom is a sensitive teenager who has stopped growing because of a traumatic event in his life. As he is getting ready to start at a new lycée, he has every expectation of finding his place there, making friends and attracting the girl he is infatuated with. To do this, Tom needs the support of his older brother, Leo, a real mentor who sets about turning him into a man, a real man. But this tutelage weighs heavy on him and Tom ends up wanting to break away from it in order to build his own personality.

    Awards

    • Best Film Award - Giffoni FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Thomas Guy
    Benjamin Voisin
    Isabelle Carré
    Laurent Lucas
    Screenplay
    Benjamin Parent
    Théo Courtial
    Cinematography
    Pierre Cottereau
    Editing
    Béatrice Herminie
    Sales
    INDIE SALES
    Production
    DELANTE PRODUCTIONS

    Press

    A film that’s both easy-going and profound

    Cineuropa

    A beautiful surprise, smart and moving

    Paris Match

    Benjamin Parent

    Benjamin Parent

    France

    Born in 1975 and raised in the outskirts of Paris, Benjamin Parent obtained a degree in cinema at Sorbonne Nouvelle and worked as an assistant on music videos. He then became a copywriter in ad agencies before dedicating his time to writing (including stand up shows) and directing. In 2011, he co-wrote a short film starring Charlotte Rampling entitled THE END and selected at the 2012 Berlinale. T’S NOT A COWBOY MOVIE, his first short film was selected in Cannes Film Festival in 2012 (la Semaine de la Critique) and nominated at the 2013 french Cesar. He is currently writing is first feature.

    Selected Filmography