Jan VASAK (DAY FOR NIGHT), Alexandre CHARLET (DAY FOR NIGHT), Lena KARBE (Tellux Film), Jean-Jacques NEIRA (FONTANA SPRL)
After his great international success concerning the theatrical adaptation of “Le repas des fauves”, play conceived by Vahé Katcha, today Julien Sibre wishes to bring this story to the silver screen.
Seventy years after the end of the Second World War, such as Sophie’s Choice or the story of the Tulle’s slaughter, this project highlights the human barbarity and horrors… still present in our daily lives.
1942. A bourgeois living room in a provincial town in France during the occupation.
Seven friends are meeting together to celebrate their host’s anniversary. Owing to the black market and their will not to spoil the atmosphere tonight, all the guests are spending a very pleasant early evening between liqueurs, teasing and witticism.
Until that two German officers are slaughtered at the foot of their building. By retaliation, the Gestapo surrounds the building and decides to take two hostages in itch apartment.
Major Kaubach, who’s leading the operation, recognize the apartment’s owner, Mr Pélissier, a bookseller to which he buys regularly some books.
Solicitous to maintain the polite relationship that he always had with the bookseller and not to spoil their little party, Major Kaubach decides not to take his hostages right now, but after the dessert… and much better : he lets them appoint on their own the two persons that will come with him.