“A gleeful physicality that has rarely been seen since the heyday of Laurel and Hardy. Close to genius.” EMPIRE
“An exuberant and unique treat... A delight from start to finish” Laurence Boyce, LITTLE WHITE LIES
Fiona and Dom are teachers at a rural school. They share a passion for Latin dance and they’re deeply in love. On weekends, they enter dance competitions around the country and their house is crammed with trophies. One night, as they are driving back from a competition, they encounter a man on a clumsy suicide mission, standing in the middle of the road. They swerve to avoid him and crash, throwing their lives into turmoil...
Far from being a bleak drama, Rumba has a resolutely optimistic feel – a quality that has characterised the work of award-winning directors and performers Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy since their first feature, Iceberg. In keeping with the great silent comics, Gordon, Abel and fellow lead Philippe Martz depict a stylised, colourful world – one of naïve poetry – for this story of thwarted love punctuated by flashes of musical comedy; the supporting cast is made up of non-professional actors who bring a natural freshness and fragility to this magical film.
• The Making of Rumba featurette
• Deleted Scenes
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