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The Straight Line (La Ligne Droite)

La ligne droite

The Straight Line (La Ligne Droite)

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Rachida Brakni, Cyril Descours, Clémentine Célarié

year: 2011

colour: yes

certificate: PG

director: Régis Wargnier

runtime: 98

After five years spent in jail, Leila is finally out. She meets Yannick, a young athlete who has lost his sight in an accident. Because of his handicap there is only sport he can practice: running. He needs however to have a guide to whom he is attached with a thin rope during training. Leila becomes that guide. Before she was sent to prison, she used was a high level athlete. She will keep quiet about her past. Yannick who feels stifled by his family’s and friends’ compassion is going will content himself with this arrangement. There are however, things from your past you cannot change which always end up re-surfacing. Yannick and Leila will have to go through a lot to get to the end of the run.

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