DVD Region 4
Disillusioned thespian Etienne (Kad Merad) reluctantly accepts an arts rehabilitation job, leading a theatre workshop group at a correctional facility under the watchful eye of cautious warden Ariane (Marina Hands). His programme attracts a motley group and Etienne, surprised by the raw talent, comes up with the idea of workshopping Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. To the surprise of many, the play’s absurdist themes prove to be a natural fit for the inmates and the connection between the cast and their kinds-hearted director grows stronger with every rehearsal, though not without exception and some unpredictable ramifications… To spoil what develops would be criminal, but when the story of the real troupe’s experiences went viral, Becket himself commented: “That’s the best thing that happened to this play since I wrote it!”.
Actors: Kad Merad, David Ayala, Lamine Cissokho, Sofian Khammes
Director: Emmanuel Courcol
Running Time: 100 minutes approx