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Guillaume de Tonquédec as egg farmer Raymond in Roxane

Roxane
Written and directed by Mélanie Auffret
Starring Guillaume de Tonquédec, Léa Drucker, Lionel Abelanski
In French with English subtitles
Showing nationally as part of the Alliance Française French film Festival

In the beautiful countryside of Brittany, northern France, taciturn organic egg farmer Raymond (Guillaume de Tonquédec) keeps his hens laying by performing sections of the French classic play, Cyrano de Bergerac – always accompanied by his favourite chook, Roxane.

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