- 1 hr 24 min
Playlist is a 2021 French drama directed by Nine Antico. The movie stars Sara Forestier, Laetitia Dosch and Bertrand Belin in the lead roles. The plot of the movie revolves around three characters - Elsa (played by Laetitia Dosch), Maud (played by Sara Forestier) and Hakim (played by Bertrand Belin). Elsa is a single mother and a struggling musician who is trying to make a career out of music. Maud is a successful music producer who is dealing with a recent break-up from her boyfriend. Hakim is an introverted and melancholic sound engineer who is trying to cope with the loss of his brother. After a chance meeting at a music festival, the three characters come together to produce a new album. Elsa has written some songs that she wants to record and needs someone to produce them. She meets Maud who agrees to produce Elsa's music. Elsa and Maud then hire Hakim as their sound engineer. The three characters start working together on the album and soon they form a deep emotional bond. Elsa and Maud become close friends and share their personal stories with each other. Even Hakim, who is generally distant and aloof, opens up to Elsa and Maud. As they work on the album, the characters face various personal struggles. Elsa is struggling to take care of her son while pursuing her music career. Maud is dealing with a failed relationship and her insecurities as a music producer. Hakim is battling guilt over his brother's death and is finding it hard to move on. Through their music, the characters find solace and comfort. They express their emotions through their songs and lyrics. The music they create together becomes a cathartic release for them. The movie highlights the power of music to heal, connect and communicate. The three characters find a sense of belonging and purpose through their music. The movie also explores themes of grief, loss, loneliness, and the importance of human connection. The performances by the lead actors are exceptional. Laetitia Dosch delivers a nuanced and sincere performance as Elsa. Sara Forestier gives a heartfelt portrayal of Maud. Bertrand Belin is understated yet powerful in his portrayal of Hakim. The chemistry between the three actors is palpable, making their friendship and bond feel authentic. The cinematography is stunning, capturing the beauty of the French countryside where the movie is set. The music in the film is also noteworthy, with the songs adding depth and emotion to the story. Overall, Playlist is a moving and heartfelt story about the power of music and human connection. It is a must-watch for anyone who loves music and believes in the therapeutic power of art.