Mikael Buch’s French comdey – LET MY PEOPLE GO! – available on dvd

posted 28 Oct 2013, 08:44 by Julian Whiting

Let My People GoLET MY PEOPLE GO! (15) 2011     BUCH, MIKAEL    £15.99

A sweet and hilarious fusion of gay romantic comedy, Jewish family drama and French bedroom farce, Mikael Buch’s Let My People Go! follows the travails and daydreams of the lovelorn Reuben ( Regular Lovers’ Nicolas Maury), a French -Jewish gay postman
living in fairytale Finland (where he got his MA in “Comparative Sauna Cultures”) with
his gorgeous Nordic boyfriend.

But just before Passover, a series of mishaps and a lovers’ quarrel exile the heartbroken Reuben back to Paris to his zany family — including Carmen Maura as his ditzy mom, and Truffaut regular Jean- François Stévenin as his lothario father.

Scripted by director Mikael Buch and renowned arthouse auteur Christophe Honoré (Love Songs), Let My People Go! both celebrates and upends Jewish and gay stereotypes with wit, gusto and style to spare. The result is deeply heartwarming, fabulously kitschy and hysterically funny

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds