VERSO

By Xavier RUIZ

LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES All rights, World

Action/Adventure - Completed 2009

Two friends on opposite paths, in a city with two distinct faces…

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Drama
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Xavier RUIZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Nicholas CUTHBERT
    • EIDR 10.5240/E54C-1002-32D4-1E0F-C23D-F
    • Producer(s)
    • Karen DIETRICH
    • Synopsis
    • GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
      POPULATION 500, 000
      180 NATIONALITIES
      WORLDWIDE CENTER FOR DIPLOMACY AND COOPERATION, REFERRED TO AS THE “PEACE CAPITAL”
      1000 BILLION EUROS IN ITS BANKS
      AND…
      1 KG OF HEROIN, 3 KG OF COCAINE, 5 KG OF HASHISH CONSUMED DAILY
      1 PROSTITUTE PER 30 INHABITANTS
      1 FIRE ARM FOR EVERY 2 INHABITANTS
      Against this backdrop three people, a cop, an ex-con, and a teenage girl find their lives inextricably intertwined… Following his divorce, Alex Decker (Laurent Lucas), a seasoned SWAT officer, struggles to gain the affection of his rebellious teenage daughter Lou (Chloe Coulloud). Victor Preiswerk (Carlos Leal), both his former partner and life-long friend, re-enters Alex’s life upon his release from prison - it was Alex who put him behind bars. The two men settle for a fragile truce until Victor’s involvement with a violent criminal underworld stirs Alex’s sense of duty, and reminds him why Victor was imprisoned to begin with. But discovering a relationship between his ex-wife and Victor, as well as the former con’s unusually protective concerns for Lou, takes Alex to a place that confuses and frightens him, as he prepares to confront a disturbing truth that he has managed to suppress for way too many years. Two friends on opposite paths, in a city with two distinct faces…
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