La Ligne droite

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La Ligne droite
La Ligne droite.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Régis Wargnier
Produced by Jean Cottin
Written by Régis Wargnier
Edwin Kruger
Starring Rachida Brakni
Cyril Descours
Clémentine Célarié
Seydina Balde
Music by Patrick Doyle
Cinematography Laurent Dailland
Edited by Simon Jacquet
France 2 Cinéma
Distributed by Gaumont
Release date
  • 9 March 2011 (2011-03-09)
Running time
98 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget €5.1 million[1]
Box office $786,909[2]

La Ligne droite (English: The Straight Line) is a 2011 French drama film co-written and directed by Régis Wargnier which focuses on the sport of blind running. It stars Rachida Brakni, Cyril Descours, Clémentine Célarié, and Seydina Balde. The film was given a limited release on 9 March 2011.



The critically acclaimed soundtrack for La Ligne droite was composed and conducted by Patrick Doyle, much in the minimalist style of composer Philip Glass. Due to a limited budget, Doyle composed the score using only ten members of the London Symphony Orchestra performing the various string, harp, and piano parts, recording them at close distances from the microphones for a larger sound.[3]

The score was well received by critics. Christian Clemmensen, reviewer of, gave Doyle's music a glowing five-star review, stating, "This is the twentieth review of a Doyle score at Filmtracks since 1996, and after awarding the composer four stars on more than a dozen occasions, La Ligne Droite finally transcends to receive that fifth star. Given the high quality of those many four-star scores, you should need no further evidence that this hidden gem is worth your time and money." The soundtrack was released 8 March 2011 through Varèse Sarabande records and features twenty-two tracks of score at a running time of forty minutes.[3]


Variety wrote the film a positive review, praising the screenplay, direction, and performances by the two leads.[4]

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  1. ^ "La Ligne droite". JP's Box-Office. 
  2. ^ "La ligne droite". Box Office Mojo. 
  3. ^ a b Clemmensen, Christian (5 July 2011). "La Ligne droite review". Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Van Hoeij, Boyd (27 March 2011). "The Straight Line/La Ligne droite (France)". Variety. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 

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