A SOCIAL SATIRE ALONG THE LINES OF THE FULL MONTY
By age 38, Mathilde has stopped dreaming. She has an especially difficult time imagining she’ll ever sing again because singing inevitably takes her back to the car accident that cost her daughter a leg. Convinced she is responsible, she hides away in the small town and leads a monotonous life working at the Delattre mattress factory.
Nina, 13, doesn’t resent her mother; quite the contrary. It is Nina who encourages her to sing again. Delattre is a small business on the verge of bankruptcy, but there is a national singing competition offering a one million Euro prize to the business whose employee wins the contest. Mathilde has no choice: either she represents the mattress factory in the competition, or she’ll be fired.
Mathilde emerges from her apathy, a little worse from the wear, and blossoms once again. She begins to believe in herself, fights, confronts a colleague’s jealousy, and meets a Mexican asylum seeker, as handsome as he is a good guitarist. Both have been rattled by life, but Mathilde and Jorge team up to face obstacles, escape the traps that have been set for them, reinvent themselves, and come out on top.
A magnificent portrait of a woman who fights to be reborn
An unforgettable mother-daughter relationship
A delightful social satire about solidarity when faced with changes