Baden Baden

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Baden Baden

A unique and witty take on the old story of a young woman searching for meaning in her life

A coming-of-age comedy about a ditzy French twentysomething looking for meaning in her life sounds like nothing new – but first time director Rachel Lang’s ‘Baden Baden’ is utterly distinctive. Ana (Salomé Richard) is a chaotically disorganised driver on a movie shoot who ‘borrows’ one of the swanky hire cars and returns to her home town of Strasbourg where she flits between old flames and decides to renovate her grandma’s bathroom – despite knowing nothing about plumbing or tiling. 

The brilliant editing always leaving us guessing where this woman or the next shot will take us. The overall effect is beguiling yet slightly bonkers. It will drive some viewers up the wall, but fans will feel the rush of discovering a unique new director and, in Richard,a gawky yet captivating screen presence.

By: Trevor Johnston

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Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday September 16 2016
Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Rachel Lang
Screenwriter: Rachel Lang
Cast: Salomé Richard
Claude Gensac
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