IN THE BEGINNING

A L'ORIGINE

By Xavier GIANNOLI

EUROPACORP - as SALES

Drama - Completed 2009


Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2009
Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 145 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Xavier GIANNOLI
    • Writer(s)
    • Xavier GIANNOLI
    • Producer(s)
    • Europacorp RECTANGLE PRODUCTIONS (STUDIO 37)
    • Synopsis
    • France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off for the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the lady mayor of a small village that the road will go through. She intrigues and unsettles him, before revealing to him a world he never knew: feelings. How far will he go now to save his victims and save himself from his own lies?
      César Award-winner for Best Actor for Tell No One, François Cluzet (Paris, The Adversary) stars as Paul, the conman. Emmanuelle Devos (Kings and Queen, The Beat That My Heart Skipped) plays the lady mayor.
      The movie also features Gérard Depardieu (La Vie en Rose) as the friend Paul betrays. With his fourth feature, Cannes Award-winning
      director Xavier Giannoli (The Singer, Eager Bodies) confirms his status as one of France's hottest and most talented filmmakers.
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