THE SINGER is a tender and poignant romance starring the remarkable Gérard Depardieu as a faded, middle-aged dance hall vocalist who falls for beautiful yet unhappy woman half his age, played by Cecile de France (Russian Dolls.)
Widely feted at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, THE SINGER features Depardieu's best performance since Cyrano de Bergerac. He portrays fifty something Alain Moreau, a small-time crooner who sings sentimental favourites in a dance hall till 3:30am. A hardened, honest professional, he knows his style seems dated, but only because he's lasted the course. One night, Alain spots a beautiful young blonde, Marion (de France) and, with quiet persistence and a frank, self-deprecating attitude, manages to capture her imagination. But the fragile Marion has problems of her own and is cautiously unwilling to fall too easily for his evidently practised charms.
The expected clichés in this story never surface; indeed, the emotional chemistry and fluidity between all of the characters is but one of the film's real joys. A love story of generous heart, THE SINGER never hits a false note.
Running Time: 112 Minutes
In Cinemas: April 5th