Freely! drop the mask


The latest comedy by Pierre Salvadori, director of Apprentices and of Some real lies, detonate all the frames.

Through Etienne Sorin

Adèle Haenel and Pio Marmaï in “In freedom!”.
Adèle Haenel and Pio Marmaï in “In freedom!”. / Claire Nicol / © 2018 Les Films Pelléas / France 2 Cinéma / MK2 Films / CN6 Productions / Les Films Chaocorp / Tovo Films

In these times of reconfinement, the title of Pierre Salvadori’s last comedy takes on a particular meaning to this day. But already at the time of its release, in 2018, it signified the desire and the need to live unhindered, to breathe in the open air and to remove the mask. For its author as for its protagonists, Antoine (Pio Marmaï), released from prison after having served a sentence for the robbery of a jewelry store that he did not commit, and Yvonne (Adèle Haenel), police inspector and widow captain Santi (Vincent Elbaz).

When she discovers that the super cop and father of her son was in fact a real villain responsible for Antoine’s stay in Zonzon, her world crumbles. His colleague Louis (Damien Bonnard) tries to play down: “He worked out and learned Corsican songs.” Wasted effort. And Antoine’s reintegration is not won. His wife (Audrey Tautou) does not recognize him. He points cigarettes to tobacco with a garbage bag over his head. It bites the ears of everything

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