THE WHISTLER

LE SIFFLEUR

By Philippe LEFEBVRE

EUROPACORP - as SALES / DISTR

Comedy - Completed 2010

The French Riviera, the mafia, corrupt cops, and one man standing up to defend a corner of paradise in this sparkling adventure comedy.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Philippe LEFEBVRE
    • Writer(s)
    • Philippe LEFEBVRE
    • EIDR 10.5240/C300-F0B0-B4A7-41F8-DA57-1
    • Producer(s)
    • Europacorp , Les Productions Du Tresor , M6 Films
    • Synopsis
    • Cannes, the French Riviera. Armand Teillard is happy with life - a busy store downtown, a delightful girlfriend, a magnificent record collection and lunch every day at Sofia and Martial's family restaurant with a perfect sea view. So when Sofia tells Armand that Zapetti, a property developer with mafia connections, is putting the squeeze on her to sell up, he is horrified. Armand is an easy-going guy, but when he gets mad... Actually, Armand never gets mad. He leaves that to his twin brother, Maurice The Whistler. When Maurice rides into town in his Aston Martin and designer suit, Zapetti, his mob and the corrupt local politicians are in trouble. But what if, behind the dyed hair and tinted contact lenses, Maurice and Armand are one and the same guy? Is Cannes big enough for the both of them?
      For his directorial debut, writer Philippe Lefebvre (Cesar Award nomination for his adaptation of Harlan Coben's Tell No One) has scripted a smart, witty comedy about unscrupulous behavior on the glorious French Riviera. Francois Berleand (The Transporter franchise) stars as the regular guy who unleashes his smart-talking alter ego on local mobsters. The glittering cast also features Sami Bouajila (Cannes Best Actor award for Days of Glory), Thierry Lhermitte (The Dinner Game, The Closet), Anne Marivin (Welcome To The Sticks) and Alain Chabat (Night At The Museum 2).
    • Partners & financing
    • Les Productions du Trésor, EuropaCorp, M6 Films
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