By Pascal GOBLOT


First film - Pre-Production 2013

An enigma haunted the whole XX'th like the Mona Lisa's smile : Marcel Duchamp's Bride Striped Bare by Her Bachelors, even or The Large Glass. Until one century from now, nobody ever succeeded in shedding light on its mystery...
In The Bride's Trap, LAURA AKROYD, a young girl, through her initiatory

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pascal GOBLOT
    • Writer(s)
    • Pascal GOBLOT
    • Producer(s)
    • Francois Xavier FRANTZ (Constellation factory), Olivier LAVIELLE (ESCALENTA), Donato ROTUNO (TARANTULA), Hubert TOINT (SAGA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • CHARLES WILSON (60), a
wealthy American industrialist,
commissions an illegal copy of
The Large Glass to SAMUEL RANDOLPH (32), a former Art School student, now living in New York. ANTHONY BATES (55), who acts as their go- between, is ready to do anything to be the one that will find the key to the work of art. In Paris, FREDERIC MOROT (40), a
brilliant journalist, has been asked
by his producer FRANCOIS KOVALSKI (50), to make a doumentary on both the work and the mysterious figure of Marcel Duchamp. LAURA AKROYD (21), an “innocent” trainee, convinces him to let her accompagny him on the shooting. They travel from Paris to New York, from Brussels to Stockholm, from London to Philadelphia, from Munich to Japon to meet the Great Witnesses that knew Duchamp. They are warned against the trap awaiting them. FREDERIC gets caught up in the mystery. He meets DAVID RANDOLPH (70), a learned old man who gives him access to the Green Box containing 93 notes that are supposed to give the key to The Large Glass. While SAMUEL is making the copy, he is rediscovering one by one the movements and the amazing processes invented by Duchamp and comes close to finding the code...For the sake of ambition, the desire for glory, money, for the sake of love, the lust for power or knowledge, the sense of duty or to get his father’s recognition... the quest is slowly becoming an obsession. To the point of failure. Only LAURA shall find the key, in Switzerland, in the world’s largest Gothic literature library...
    • Partners & financing
    • Attached : Tarantula Luxembourg ; Escalenta ; Saga Films (bel)
      Required : Sales agent, theater distribution
    • Production schedule
    • prep mid 2013 / shooting autumn 2013
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2013