Plot & Details
Directed by Bruno Podalydès (who helmed the "Montmartre" segment of the omnibus Paris, I Love You), Bancs Publics chronicles three intersecting stories in the city of Versailles: an office worker who hangs a banner reading "Lonely Man" beneath his window, the feuding families and couples in a busy town square, and the employees and customers of a local shop. This sprawling and droll exploration of the estrangement of modern life boasts a star-studded supporting cast that features a veritable who's who of French cinema, including Olivier Gourmet, Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Chiara Mastroianni, Hippolyte Girardot, Pierre Arditi, and the grande dame herself, Catherine Deneuve.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 110min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 07/20/2009
- Director(s): Bruno Podalydès
- Starring: Florence Muller , Ridan , Jérôme Paret , Denis Podalydès , Samir Guesmi
- Tone: Talky,Witty
- Keywords: employee, office-worker, shop
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (03-11-201,France (10-22-2009),USA - Limited (03-1
- Language: French