Bill Bakes (Matt Damon) is a typical Oklahoma roughneck in the mining industry. His heavy body reflects a diet rich in animal protein of steaks and hamburgers, a plaid shirt tucked in his jeans and a baseball cap on his head. Bill speaks rarely and only when he has to. It would seem that he never left his native Stillwater. Meanwhile, he is to build a semblance of a new life in Marseille, France, where his daughter (Abigail Breslin) is serving a long prison term. Bill, who tries to help her, is forced out of his shell, to make contacts, ask for help and accept it, which seems to be one of the most difficult challenges in his life. On his way, he meets Virginia (Camille Cottin) and her little daughter Maya (Lilou Siauvaud), establishing an unexpected, heartwarming and comical trio. Director Tom McCarthy combines the seemingly unmixable. Traditional American culture couldn't be more different from the expressive and colorful immigrant culture of the south of France. Food, music, language and even emotions seem to be here like from another planet. During its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the film received one of the warmest ovations from the public.
Before he entered the world of film and television, Tom McCarthy spent many years working as a stand-up comic. However, he quickly became known not only as a talented actor, but also a director and screenwriter. In 2003, he made his debut with the well-received The Station Agent, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance festival, among others. Twelve years later, McCarthy won the most important statuette - the Oscar for Best Film and Best Original Screenplay for the acclaimed Spotlight, in which he follows investigative journalists revealing a great pedophile scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston.
2003 Dróżnik / The Station Agent
2007 Spotkanie / The Visitor
2011 Wszyscy wygrywają / Win Win
2014 Magik z Nowego Jorku / The Cobbler