English title

Photo Credits: Thomas Brémond

A comedy that follows the break-up of a French rock group.
Original title BUS PALLADIUM
Director Christopher Thompson
Sales Agent Other Angle Pictures
Genre Comedy
Year 2009
Delivery status Completed
Date of availability 2010
Technical Information
Language French
Duration 100
Color or B&W Color
Image ratio 1.85
Sound format 5.1 uncompressed
Script Christopher Thompson, Thierry Klifa
Producer Jean-Baptiste Dupont, Cyril Colbeau-Justin
Production Companies LGM Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, StudioCanal
Distributors StudioCanal
Cast Marc-Andre Grondin, Arthur Dupont, Elisa Sednaoui
Filmmaker Christopher Thompson charts the rocky road to fame for one rock & roll band in this drama from France. It's 1985, and Lust is a Parisian rock group led by sexy and charismatic singer Manu and hotshot guitarist Lucas. Joined by their longtime friends Philippe and Jacob, Manu and Lucas find making their way to the top is tough going, but as audiences discover their music, they attract the attention of Mario, a well-connected manager, and they begin enjoying the fruits of success. But as Lust find stardom in their grasp, Manu and Lucas's relationship begins to fray thanks to drugs, ego and Laura, a beautiful woman who becomes Manu's girlfriend while stealing Lucas's heart.
Marc-Andre Grondin
Arthur Dupont
Elisa Sednaoui
Géraldine Pailhas
Francois Civil
Jules Pelissier
Abraham Belaga
Awards & Festivals
Cesar Nomination for Most Promising Actor (Marc-Andre Grondin) in 2011
Cesar Nomination for Best Music Written for a Film (Elisa Sednaoui) in 2011

Press Quotes
« There are some buses you shouldn’t miss. Bus Palladium is one of them(…). (…) sensational cast. »
« A beautiful melancholic movie in which the wild heart of adolescence beats permanently. »
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