Paulo, a young and frail pianist, lives with his girlfriend, Anka. During one night of partying and alcohol, Paulo is aided by Ilir, an Albanian bass player and waiter. It’s love at first sight, a love that will drive them to a shared destiny, a leap of faith for Paulo, who will see how Ilir leaves to play a gig and never comes back.
Hors les murs, the first work of director David Lambert, is a heartfelt tribute to the classic The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Like that movie, it tells the dramatic and twisted story of two lovers adrift that surrender to passion before a terrible event breaks them apart. Love, absence and reencountering are the storyline of this troubling film featuring Matila Malliarakis and the excellent Guillaume Gouix, a French rising star, whose charisma and intensity remain after the end of the movie.