Photo:  Ivan Mathie / Graphisme: Soazig Petit
Photo: Ivan Mathie / Graphisme: Soazig Petit

Love at First Fight

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 2013-2014 | France


    Brief synopsis

    Between his buddies and the family firm, Arnaud's summer is shaping up to be peaceful... Peaceful until his encounter with Madeleine, as beautiful as she is a pain, a block of tense muscles and catastrophic prophecies. He expects nothing; she's preparing for the worst. He lets himself be carried along, laughs a lot. She struggles, runs, swims, hones herself. Just how far will he follow her, when she's asked nothing of him? It's a love story. Or a story of survival. Or both.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Adèle HaenelMadeleine [L]
    Kévin AzaïsArnaud [L]
    Antoine LaurentManu Labrède [SR]
    Brigitte RoüanHélène Labrède [SR]
    William LebghilXavier [SR]
    Thibaut BerducatVictor [SR]
    Nicolas WanczyckiLieutenant Schlieffer [SR]
    Frédéric PellegeayRecruteur [SR]
    Steve TientcheuAdjudant Ruiz [SR]


    1st ADPierrick Vautier
    Vfx supervisorAlain Carsoux
    Director of photographyDavid Cailley
    1st assistant cameraAlexis Robin
    2nd assistant cameraRémi Bozonnet
    Still photographerIvan Mathieaffiche
    Still photographerJulien Panié
    Casting directorStéphane Batut
    Costume designerAriane Daurat
    DirectorThomas Cailley
    Script supervisorJulie Darfeuil
    EditorLilian Corbeille
    Key/dolly gripThomas Valaeys
    GafferAntoine Roux
    ComposerBenoit Rault
    ComposerPhilippe Deshaies
    ComposerLionel Flairs
    Music supervisorPascal MayerNoodles
    ProducerPierre Guyard
    Associate producerChristophe Rossignon
    Associate producerPhilip Boëffard
    Production designerPaul Chapelle
    Production managerMathieu Verhaeghe
    Unit managerLuc Martinage
    ScreenwriterThomas Cailley
    ScreenwriterClaude Le Pape
    Production sound mixerJean-Luc Audy
    Sound re-recording mixerNiels Barletta

    Production companies

    Nord-Ouest Films [fr]

    Distributing companies

    BAC Films [fr]International Sales
    Haut et Court [fr]France (theatrical)
    Thimfilm GmbH [at]Austria (theatrical)
    Tiberius Film GmbH & Co.KG [de]Germany (theatrical)


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Philippe Deshaies2013CésarBest Original MusicNominated
    Claude Le Pape2013CésarBest Original ScreenplayNominated
    Adèle Haenel2015CésarBest ActressWinner
    Pierre Guyard2015CésarBest first filmWinner
    Pierre Guyard2015CésarBest FilmNominated
    Kévin Azaïs2015CésarMost promising actorWinner
    Lionel Flairs2015CésarBest Original MusicNominated
    Benoit Rault2015CésarBest Original MusicNominated
    Jean-Luc Audy2015CésarBest SoundNominated
    Thomas Cailley2015CésarBest first filmWinner


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Sunday, 11/04/2021, 7.10 PMCiné+ Émotions
    RepeatFranceOCS [fr]Tuesday, 25/02/2020, 8.40 PMOCS Choc


    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 20/08/2014