By Jerome DUVAL


Thriller - Development 2017

A dark and fascinating Cyber-Thriller set in the time of Internet, Skype, Blogs and Tweets. Lost in a world of always more dematerialized relationships you have to choose your friends and enemies wisely.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Thriller
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    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jerome DUVAL
    • Writer(s)
    • Jerome DUVAL
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • NICO is a 23 years old young blogger, living in Shanghai. Free like a bird, he wanders the city on his mini-bike. Taking singular pictures everyday, that he publish on the blog he share with his best Chinese friend, LUHAN.

      NICO is a bit naive and dreams of one day becoming a real journalist. But it will quickly be shaken by unforeseen events, which will radically transform his life.

      One night, in the suburbs of Shanghai, he immortalized with his "smartphone" a very strange scene... Three men dressed in dark, carrying a dead body in a SUV. NICO decide to publish the picture on their blog.

      The next morning, LUHAN is gone ... disappeared, may be kidnapped.

      NICO then starts to track down the man he considers as his "brother." Creating links between virtual information he collects on Internet and the "real" events he has to deal with. He met good peoples who try to help him, and bad one's who create problems. He discovers slowly, that he is facing a powerful mafia network, leaded by a certain President "WANG" and his men, who apparently hold his friend LUHAN somewhere in town.

      Then began a double manhunt, between NICO and WANG's men. The first seeking to trace his friend, the other's trying to curb the activities of the lonely blogger. Start a violent conflict between those two, on the Internet virtual network, but also in the real streets of the city.

      To survive and to find back his friend, NICO will have to transform himself, and adopt principles he was rejecting before. Using his favourite medium - Internet - in a more insidious way. Sometimes flirting with illegal, he repeatedly crosses the yellow line, by having some immoral behaviours. Acting progressively in the same manner as those who are chasing him...

      The clan WANG more gradually disorders, keeping intact their hatred against the lonely blogger.
      But due to the intensity of the tests, NICO discovers a hidden power of the Internet, yet he seemed to know. Abandoning the physical use of fire weapons, he discover that in some situations, Internet can be a much more powerful weapon then guns.

      Then he renewed hope to release his "brother"... But finally participate despite, to his death. Traumatised by this loss, NICO however accesses to a "new world", composed by millions of online people devoted to freedom. And with their help, finally "blow-in" the WANG network, by pushing him in a corner.

      Totally transformed, NICO decides to leave the city, destroyed but grows by the intensity of these events.
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