Thriller - Development 2012

A dramatic thriller, inspired by a true story, about a Swiss businessman who plots a scheme to extort millions of dollars from a German heiress.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Phil ABRAHAM
    • Writer(s)
    • Jordan KATZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Amy RAPP (Meredith Vieira Productions), Meredith VIEIRA (Meredith Vieira Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Susanne Klatten, a 40-something housewife and mother of two, is off to the Lanserhorf Spa in Austria, an elite getaway, which she frequents every so often to take some time for herself. Susanne, heiress to the BMW fortune and richest woman in Germany, is something of a recluse. She guards her privacy and avoids the public spotlight. The spa is a chance to recharge.
      While sitting by the pool reading, a man next to her, Helg Sgarbi, strikes up a conversation. Their conversation by the pool leads to a conversation over a stroll leads to a conversation over dinner. He knows she’’s married; they’’re just enjoying each other’’s company. Helg works for the Swiss government on crisis situations. He’’s always traveling, always on the move. They’’re interested in each other’’s thoughts and ideas.
      On her last night at the spa, Susanne bids adieu to her new friend after dinner. It will be the last she sees of him before she heads back home to her family and ““real life””. Alas, it doesn’’t quite play out that way as Susanne and Helg end up in bed together, enjoying a night of mind-blowing sex. And thus begins an illustrious affair in which Susanne and Helg are meeting in hotel rooms all over Europe. They are breathless waiting for each other. The conversation, the engagement, the sex, it’’s all so exciting and satisfying, and such an escape for Susanne.
      But soon the affair begins to cool. And Helg just can’’t accept that. The more he pushes, the more she pulls away. Until, finally, Helg shows up in Munich and confronts Susanne in a busy shopping mall with a dvd in his hand. It seems Helg had an accomplice filming them having sex every time they got together and now he is blackmailing her for 50 million pounds. How did he know she had that kind of money? Was their chance meeting at the Spa perhaps not so chance?
      PARAMOUR is a centomporary drama about a real-life international scandal, set in a high-class world, revealing suprising and unexpected layers and motives to the characters and situations.