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JUST TO BE SURE 3rd August 2018

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Just to be Sure Julian Wood, film critic FilmInk.  Year:2017 Rating:M  Director:Carine Tardieu  Cast:François Damiens, Cecile de France, Guy Marchand, Alice de Lencquesaing Running Time:100 minutes  Erwan Gourmelon (François Damiens) is an unpretentious middle-aged man with the responsible if quirky job of clearing old wartime munitions from his town’s beaches. He is on good terms with his father (Guy Marchand) but has a slightly spikey relationship with his grown-up daughter Juliette (the wonderful Alice de Lencquesaing). One day, Erwan finds out, by accident, that the man he grew up with is not his biological father. This sets up a dilemma because he is fond of his old man but, at the same time, he now has this itch to know who his real father is/was. The film is deliberately more like a Shakespearian comedy than a French farce, but director Carine Tardieu (The Dandelions) manages to keep the many side stories and the main romance likable and interesting. There is no straining for overd…