A whole life can pass by before someone’s capable of saying, “I love you.” Eighty years can go by before a love story begins. And all because of a game – or perhaps, thanks to a game. Sophie and Julien defined the rules of the game when they were young. For the rest of their lives, they’re referees – and often victims – of it. “Are you up to it?” “Sure!” They’re ready for anything: for better or worse. They flout all taboos, defy all restrictions, fly in the face of authority, laugh until it hurts. They’re ready for anything! Except perhaps to admit that they love each other. The game begins with an innocent bet. A bet made so as to forget that mum is very sick. A bet made so as to forget when the whole class calls you a dirty Polack. And a few bets later, the game becomes the best and most compelling thing in both of the children’s lives. They play, they love each other. Play, love. Love, play. In the end, it’s so much easier to just be friends. And so life goes by, the game remains, increasingly intense, like passion. And each time that they’re say “Sure!” they say, “I love you more than my own life.” “Sure!”
Actor: Guillaume Canet
French Sahara, 1933.
Bill Lancaster, a famous British pilot, has disappeared in the desert during an attempt to break the record for the crossing from London to Cape Town. His mistress, the adventuress and aviator Marie Vallières de Beaumont has only one obsession: to find him. When she flies over the Ténéré, the young woman is forced to land her biplane near an advanced French Camel corps post. Capitain Vincent Brosseau welcomes her, but refuses to help her. Worried about the rebellious Tuaregs, the command in Alger won’t authorize sending in help. Confronted by Mairie’s determination, Lieutenant Antoine Chauvet tries to disuade her from pursuing this desperate quest in a place as vast and hostile as the Ténéré. But to no avail. To pursue her search, she joins an exhibition lead by the Camel corps into Tuareg territory. During this highly mission, Antoine, who has broken away from the military hierarchy, and Mairie become closer. In this desert that hides nothing and in the state of surrender that it imposes, they discover a truth which they never expected.