Fly me away will be released in Italian cinemas on August 19; the film is based on the German best-selling novel That stupid heart: of the courage to dream published in 2013 by Lars Amend and Daniel Meyer and is part of the catalog Unipol Biografilm Collection from IWonder Pictures. The distribution house also launched a service this year streaming on demand which renews its offer every week; you can learn more by visiting their site by clicking here and read this week’s offer in this our article.
Volami via – Fly Me (2021)
Direction: Christophe Barratier; film script: Christophe Barratier, Matthieu Delaporte, Anthony Marciano, Alexandre de La Patellière; editing: Yves Deschamps, Célia Lafitedupont; music: Philippe Rombi; interpreters: Victor Belmondo, Gérard Lanvin, Yoann Eloundou, Ornella Fleury, Marie-Sohna Condé, Lili Aupetit, Daphné de Quatrebarbes; Manufacturers: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte, Dimitri Rassam; Production company: Chapter 2, France 2 Cinema, LDRP II; Distributor: I Wonder Pictures; Country of Production: France and Italy – 2021
The plot of Fly me away
Thomas is on the threshold of thirty and behaves like a spoiled child: he spends his evenings in discos drinking and his days sleeping. His father is a famous head of surgery and is tired of seeing his son wasting his life, so one day he decides to put him in front of a choice: either Thomas will start making himself useful for society in some way or he will cut his funds will kick him out of the house.
And so the young man is forced to make friends with a small patient of his father: Marcus, an eleven year old suffering from a severe heart malformation and a series of other pathologies that make his life an endless series of prohibitions. No sweets, no sporting activities, no strong emotions, 16 medicines a day and in general the uncertainty of being able to survive into adult life. Thomas will have to prove that he knows how to take care of him and that he can somehow lighten his life.
Obviously for the young man it is not easy to understand how to take care of another person, even more so considering all the responsibility that comes with it, but the two will have a lot to learn from each other while the first will help the second to realize his wish list. Here is the trailer (in French) of Fly me away.
Editor’s comment on Fly me away
Let’s be honest: the film is objectively predictable. Thomas goes through all the classic phases of the Hero’s Journey that anyone who has tried to write a story once in his life knows very well: according to this theory, each plot can be divided into a series of stages that the main character must face to achieve his purpose, and Fly me away shows them all.
This may depend both on the fact that the film is based on a book (as already mentioned at the beginning of the article) and on the fact that the book is itself inspired by a true story, that of the novel’s authors Lars Amend and Daniel Meyer, fifteen. suffering from a severe heart malformation. To tell the truth from their friendship a film with the title has already been made Count on me who also participated in the Giffoni Film Festival: here is the trailer, and at this link our article about it.
With Fly me away you can’t help but think about too Almost friends, the film he launched Omar Sy to the great international public and which has moved and made millions of people laugh: the difference in this case lies only in the fact that the “assistant” is rich while the person who needs help is also in financial difficulty; for this Marcus draws up a sort of wish list that Thomas manages to satisfy without great difficulty thanks to his father’s money.
And it is from this list that the title of the film also depends: among Marcus’s various desires there is also that of singing a song by Jean-Jacques Goldman in public, and so the two find themselves at karaoke singing at the top of their lungs. Fly Me (which you find below).
The very young actor’s performance was good Yoann Eloundou in his first appearance on the big screen in the role of Marcus, alongside Victor Belmondo (nephew of the famous Jean-Paul). The film has a good pace but expires (a couple of times) in an attempt to pull the viewer’s tear. You might consider the next sentence as a spoiler, so in case you haven’t seen the movie I recommend jumping straight to the conclusion.
I found a huge plus for what concerns me when Thomas confesses to Marcus that he started their relationship only to please his father and not have to find himself without money, and the boy replies that he has always known. : Thanks for saving us a fight cliché.