Simply Love (WT)

  • Real Love (Worldwide English title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2017-2018 | Belgium, France

Shooting data

Start of shooting14/08/2017
End of shooting13/10/2017
LocationsForbach, Grand-Est, Frankreich


Brief synopsis

Forbach, eastern France. Present day.
Since his wife walked out on the family, Mario has raised their two daughters on his own.
Frida, 14, blames him for her mother leaving. Niki, 17, dreams of independence.
Meanwhile, Mario waits for his wife to come home.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Bouli LannersMario [L]
Justine LacroixFrida [L]
Sarah HenochsbergNiki [L]
Cécile Remy-BoutangArmelle [SR]
Antonia BuresiAntonia [SR]
Célia MayerAlex [SR]
Lorenzo DemangetNazim [SR]


1st ADAlma Galy-Nadal
ColoristRichard Deusy
Director of photographyJulien Poupard
1st assistant cameraRonan Boudier
1st assistant cameraCamille ClémentCam B
2nd assistant cameraCloé Chope
Casting directorCynthia Arra
Costume designerIsabelle Pannetier
Costume supervisorElfie Carlier
WardrobeMarine Dupont
Wardrobe helpGaëlle Charre
DirectorClaire Burger
EditorLaurent Sénéchal
GafferNicolas Maupin
ProducerIsabelle Madelaine
Production designerPascale Consigny
Location scoutSylvie Guillaume
Location scoutValérie Novel-Guiraud
Production managerCécile Remy-Boutang
Unit managerSébastien Délépine
Assistant location managerSylvain Coquelet
ScreenwriterClaire Burger
Production sound mixerJulien Sicart
Boom operatorThomas Gastinel

Production companies

Dharamsala [fr]
Scope Pictures [be]
Arte France Cinéma [fr]co-production
Mars Films [fr]co-production
Canal+ [fr]participation
Ciné+ [fr]participation

Distributing companies

Cinéart [nl]Netherlands (theatrical)
Indie Sales [fr]International Sales
Mars Films [fr]Distribution France


Cameras and UtilitiesTSF Caméra [fr]
GripTSF Grip [fr]
Lighting and UtilitiesTSF Lumière [fr]
Production ServicesSetkeeperPre-production Software
Film Processing/TransfersM141 [fr]Laboratory


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Claire Burger2018Zurich Film Festival [ch]Wettbewerb Int. SpielfilmNominated
Claire Burger2018Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori ) [it]GdA Director’s AwardWinner


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Thursday, 18/02/2021, 8.50 PMCiné+ Émotions
RepeatBelgiumLa Une [be]Monday, 01/02/2021, 10.15 PM


Theatre releaseChileThursday, 05/09/2019
Theatre releaseNetherlandsThursday, 27/06/2019
Theatre releaseGreeceThursday, 02/05/2019
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 27/03/2019