Love Songs for Tough Guys

Cette musique ne joue pour personne

62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Love can strike anywhere, anytime. In a container in a northern port of France. At a supermarket cash register. Behind the sliding glass door of a suburban home. And on the stage of an amateur theater, in the heart of a sailor named Neptune, or on the dance floor of a small-town dancing room. In a port city, the lives of a few isolated people, used to violence, are strongly influenced by the love they feel for each other. Choices, envy, love, and tenderness are the driving forces that help these characters to be themselves and give meaning to their lives. A fascinating tribute to poetry, theater, and art.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Samuel Benchetrit
Script: Samuel Benchetrit, Gabor Rasov
Cinematography: Pierre Aïm,
Editing: Clemence Diard
Sound: Miguel Rejas, Sebastien Wera, Julien Perez
Actors: François Damiens, Ramzy Bedia, Vanessa Paradis, Gustave Kervern, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Production: Single Man Productions, Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC), JM Films, Gapbusters, Shelter Prod, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF), Proximus, VOO, BE TV, Movie Pictures, Pictanovo
Producers: Julien Madon
Co-producers: Joseph Rouschop, Jean-Yves Roubin
Sets: Gaël Leroux
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 107'
Contact: Orange Studio

Samuel Benchetrit

Samuel Benchetrit is a French writer, actor, screenwriter, and director. He was born to a family of Romani, Sephardic, and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. At age 15, he quit school to focus on photography. Among his most acclaimed works are Dog (2017), I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2007), and News from the L Project (2001).


2003 Janis and John
2011 Chez Gino
2014 A Journey
2015 Macadam Stories
2017 Dog
2021 Cette musique ne joue pour personne | Love Songs for Tough Guys