Let My People Go!

Directed by Mikael Buch

Release Year: 2012
Running time: 86
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Directed by: Mikael Buch

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 Ruben (Regular Lovers’ Nicolas Maury), a French-Jewish gay mailman 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 Ruben back to Paris and his zany family—including Almodovar goddess Carmen Maura (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Volver) 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.

WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST COMEDIC FILM - PHILADELPHIA QFEST

WINNER - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - ASHEVILLE QFEST

Reviews

A bubbly froth of gay camp and comic Jewish hysteria.... Will bring smiles of recognition to anyone who hasn’t seen early Woody Allen in a while.

Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out New York
 

A charmingly wacky, unpredictable comedy that is filled with fun cinematic references, with the first-time feature-film director openly paying tribute to his many influences with an infectious glee.

This Week in New York
 

Let My People Go! is built on a foundation of sweetness and smarts.

Aspen Times
 

Cartoonish situations, broad characterizations and color-saturated Pierre-et-Gilles aesthetic amplify each narrative stroke, resulting in a satisfying if not wholly filling bonbon of a film.

Mark James - Film School Rejects
 

Candy-colored and sugarcoated, Let My People Go! tosses gay stereotypes into a Jewish holiday, adds the bedroom-door-banging beats of French farce, then piles on the dysfunction.

Jeannette Catsoulis - The New York Times
 

A fairy-tale romance whose title acknowledges both a saturation in and longing to be free of Jewish cultural baggage, Mikael Buch's Let My People Go! cross-breeds cultures that are rarely paired onscreen.

John DeFore - The Hollywood Reporter
 

Romantic comedies may be commonplace at the multiplex. However, throw in a little Jewish guilt, a gay friendly plot and a bit of farce, and you’ve got the quirkiest love story to release in 2012.

Ebony March - Palm Springs Life
 

If you're looking for a comedy and an entertaining fun movie, you will have to see Let My People Go!

Carol Kaufman Sega - Stage Happenings
 

For a fun, undemanding time at the movies, one couldn’t do much better than the sweet zaniness of Mikael Buch’s Let My People Go!

Michael Hawley - Film 415
 

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