Legendary actor Gérard Depardieu plays an aging, jaded superstar who has to adjust to a new bodyguard—a moonlighting wrestler played by the astonishing Déborah Lukumuena. First-time feature writer/director Constance Meyer breathes new life into the odd-couple theme, with Depardieu at his sensitive best and the riveting Lukumuena completely up to the task of playing opposite him. Meyer’s direction lends a subtle empathy to Robust, giving this film about urban loneliness a touching warmth and authenticity.
|Marcia Romano, Constance Meyer
|Gérard Depardieu, Déborah Lukumuena
|95 MINS, SECS