This Friday evening, Arte broadcasts “Good conduct”, a dramatic comedy which sees the character played by Alban Lenoir return to the places of his youth in order to take care of his dying father’s driving school.
What is it about ?
Pierre, a psychorigid soldier and a man of principles with a well-established sense of values, is forced to return to the places of his youth to find his seriously ill father and manage the family driving school with Félix, the only and old instructor. . Between puzzling encounters and frustrations, his father’s illness and his sense of duty force Pierre to deconstruct his many certainties. A lesson in healthy and joyful behavior in a suburb with a colorful reality.
Good conduct is broadcast this Friday, December 17 at 8:55 p.m. on Arte
Who is it with?
Written and directed by Arnaud Bédouet (Clandestin), this 90-minute fiction features Alban Lenoir (Lost Ball, Les Crevettes Pailletées) in the role of Pierre, this somewhat stuck soldier who will learn to live in contact with former students of his father, camped by André Wilms (A castle in Italy).
Olivier Saladin, the Pluvinage doctor from Boulevard du Palais, plays Félix, the other driving school instructor. Finally Naïlia Harzoune (Patients), Aïmen Derriachi (A man of honor), Jisca Kalvanda (Divines) and Riadh Belaïche (Stalk, Validé) interpret the different students who will have an impact on Pierre’s life.
Well worth a look ?
When Pierre, a psychorigid soldier, returns to the suburb where he grew up to help his dying father, he doesn’t expect to see his life changed at all. In contact with the students of his father’s driving school, he will indeed open up to life and to others, while reconnecting with his past that he has long tried to forget.
With La Bonne Conduite, Arnaud Bédouet offers us a feel good movie, which, if it does not revolutionize the genre, puts a smile on our faces thanks to his colorful characters. From a somewhat communist colleague to the talkative rap concert organizer, passing by the Algerian mama and the small dealer, Arnaud Bédouet has built a variety of characters who do not fall into clichés and manage to move us.
As for the casting, Alban Lenoir is perfect in the role of Pierre, this man who will (re) discover the world in this district which he nevertheless tried to leave behind him. And supporting roles are not left out. Naïlia Harzoune portrays with great accuracy a woman married to a man she has never loved who passes the permit to obtain a semblance of freedom.
Jisca Kalvanda, whom we were able to discover in Divines, and the influencer turned actor Riadh bring, for their part, the little touch of humor that makes us want to stay in front of our television screen.
In short, The Good Conduct is a fiction filled with good humor, which manages to free itself from clichés thanks to its endearing characters. If we deplore a somewhat abrupt end, but moreover very funny, this TV movie by Arnaud Bédouet is worth the detour.