Directed by Gustave Kervern & Benoît Delepine

An audacious, first feature from this multi-tasking duo (who also co-scripted), AALTRA is a blackly comic road movie. Feuding neighbours Gus and Ben are both paralysed from the waist down when Ben’s tractor crushes them during a fight. So this odd couple takes to the road in their wheelchairs, cajoling, cheating, and terrorising bystanders into assisting them in their epic journey to the tractor factory and compensation. Laced with visual gags and wacky cameos (Kaurismaki) AALTRA is gleefully un-PC and extremely effective in its depiction of disability. “The most evil-minded fun anyone has had in the cinema with two wheelchairs and the open road.” London Film Festival

94 minutes

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