Love at First Fight


Love at First Fight (2015)


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Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs), facing an uncertain future and a dearth of choices in a small French coastal town, meets and falls for the apocalyptic-minded Madeleine (Adèle Haenel), who joins an army boot camp to learn military and survival skills to prepare for the upcoming environmental collapse. Intrigued and excited by Madeleine's wild ideas, Arnaud signs up for the boot camp himself. They soon realize that the boot camp is harder than they'd imagined, but the experience nonetheless cements them together as the couple continues to explore their young love. (C) Strand

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Adèle Haenel
as Madeleine Beaulieu
Kévin Azaïs
as Arnaud Labrède
Brigitte Roüan
as Hélène Labrède
Antoine Laurent
as Manu Labrède
Nicolas Wanczycki
as Lieutenant Schlieffer
Frederic Pellegeay
as Le recruteur
Steve Tientcheu
as Adjudant Ruiz
Franc Bruneau
as Le conseiller funéraire
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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (13)

Love at First Fight is overflowing with relentlessly acerbic humor that shapes the way the film's two young protagonists contend with not just each other, but also with the uncertainties of the world they're emerging into as adults.

Dec 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Aggression, not affection, sparks romance in Les Combattants, a promising feature debut that already had members of the French film establishment touting newcomer Thomas Cailley as the next big thing.

Dec 31, 2015 | Full Review…
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Director Thomas Cailley conjures up a vivid, unusual world, offering a playful reversal of usual gender roles.

Jun 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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There's a better movie floating around the edges of the French import "Love at First Fight" than first-time feature director Thomas Cailley has allowed to surface.

Jun 12, 2015 | Full Review…

All in all, this film is refreshingly original, an existential, boy-meets-survivalist romantic comedy.

Jun 11, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

What starts out as a promisingly unique tale of a macho woman and the meek guy who falls for her turns into something else once Madeleine leaves for training camp and Arnaud follows.

Jun 11, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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