LA MÉCANIQUE DE L'OMBRE

by Thomas Kruithof
THE EAVESDROPPER

Informations

Nation: France, Belgium

Year: 2016

Length: 93'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

A middle-aged, financially struggling man is looking for work two years after suffering alcoholism. He gets hired by a mysterious employer to transcribe phone-tapped conversations, which propels him into the heart of a large-scale political plot and gets him trapped in the French services underworld. [cg]

Director

Thomas Kruithof

Thomas  Kruithof

Thomas Kruithof (1976) lives and works in Paris. In 2013 he directed the short film Retention, selected in forty film festivals and winner of seven awards (including Audience Award Coup de cœur of Unifrance, the Gran prix of the Jury and Audience Award at Pontault-Combaut Film Festival and Audience Award at Peace & Love Film Festival, in Örebro, Sweden); the film has also been part of the list of the pre-nominees for 2014 César Award for Best Short. La mécanique de l’ombre is his first feature and will be released in France in early 2017. 

Filmography:
Retention (cm, 2013), La mécanique de l’ombre (2016). 

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Thomas Kruithof
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Thomas Kruithof, Yann Gozlan
fotografia/cinematography
Alex Lamarque
montaggio/film editing
Jean-Baptiste Beaudouin
scenografia/production design
Thierry François
costumi/costume design
Christophe Pidre
musica/music
Grégoire Auger
suono/sound
Nicolas Provost
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
François Cluzet (Duval), Denis Podalydes (Clément), Sami Bouajila (Labarthe), Simon Abkarian (Gerfaut), Alba Rohrwacher (Sara), Beernntard Eylenbosch
produttori/producers
Thibault Gast, Matthias Weber
produzione/production
24 25 Films
coproduzione/coproduction
Scope Pictures


contatti/contacts
WTFilms
Sonia Droulhiole
sonia@wtfilms.fr
www.wtfilms.fr

Director statement

“My initial impulse to make this film was to take a perfect employee, one that scrupulously follow the instructions, and to make him dive into an underworld of political conspiracies and secret services, where he will have no choice but to learn to disobey.”

Synopsis Learn more

A middle-aged, financially struggling man is looking for work two years after suffering alcoholism. He gets hired by a mysterious employer to transcribe phone-tapped conversations, which propels him into the heart of a large-scale political plot and gets him trapped in the French services underworld. [cg]

Director All about direction

Thomas Kruithof

Thomas  Kruithof

Thomas Kruithof (1976) lives and works in Paris. In 2013 he directed the short film Retention, selected in forty film festivals and winner of seven awards (including Audience Award Coup de cœur of Unifrance, the Gran prix of the Jury and Audience Award at Pontault-Combaut Film Festival and Audience Award at Peace & Love Film Festival, in Örebro, Sweden); the film has also been part of the list of the pre-nominees for 2014 César Award for Best Short. La mécanique de l’ombre is his first feature and will be released in France in early 2017. 

Filmography:
Retention (cm, 2013), La mécanique de l’ombre (2016). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Thomas Kruithof
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Thomas Kruithof, Yann Gozlan
fotografia/cinematography
Alex Lamarque
montaggio/film editing
Jean-Baptiste Beaudouin
scenografia/production design
Thierry François
costumi/costume design
Christophe Pidre
musica/music
Grégoire Auger
suono/sound
Nicolas Provost
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
François Cluzet (Duval), Denis Podalydes (Clément), Sami Bouajila (Labarthe), Simon Abkarian (Gerfaut), Alba Rohrwacher (Sara), Beernntard Eylenbosch
produttori/producers
Thibault Gast, Matthias Weber
produzione/production
24 25 Films
coproduzione/coproduction
Scope Pictures


contatti/contacts
WTFilms
Sonia Droulhiole
sonia@wtfilms.fr
www.wtfilms.fr

Director statement Read more

“My initial impulse to make this film was to take a perfect employee, one that scrupulously follow the instructions, and to make him dive into an underworld of political conspiracies and secret services, where he will have no choice but to learn to disobey.”