Cinema: here’s the first film to surpass one million admissions in 2023 (and it’s French)

Published on February 01, 2023 at 9:23 am

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More than a million spectators went to the cinema to see the film “Tirailleurs”, directed by Omar Sy.

You could be one of the spectators who flocked to dark rooms to find out. “Tirailleurs”, directed by Mathieu Vadepie, was released on January 4. After a brilliant start, it now registers an impressive record at the box office. Indeed, this weekend, Omar Sy’s brilliantly dressed feature film surpassed the million admissions mark in less than a month. Skirmishers is so forward The long-awaited “Babylon”.directed by Damien Chazelle with Margot Robbie and Brad Pittreleased on January 18.

“This is the first millionaire film of 2023 and it’s a French film,” Gaumont, the film’s distributor, said in a statement. Very good news that actor Omar Sy shared on social networks. “What pride, what joy for the film crew… All our gratitude to those who went to see it and made others want to discover it. The adventure continues… Thanks everyone,” he tweeted.

Before it appeared in cinemas, The “Tirailleurs” made a stop on the Croisette, last year, to open the Un Certain Regard selection. With his youngest child, Mathieu Vadepied brings to the screen the tragic fates of Africans forcibly wrapped in French troops at the time of the First World War. We then follow the story of Bakary Diallo (Omar Sy), a Senegalese father who joins his son (Alassane Diong) in the army in an attempt to bring him back to safety.

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