FIXEUR

by Adrian Sitaru
THE FIXER

Informations

Nation: Romania, France

Year: 2016

Length: 98'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Radu is doing an apprenticeship as a journalist at a French broadcasting station in Romania and a scandal over an underage prostitution ring between France and Romania seems like his chance to make progress in his career. He’s at an advantage since he knows the language, so when the underage prostitute Anca is repatriated, he offers to interpret for two journalists who have arrived from Paris. But the girl is entrusted to an institution run by nuns, and Radu and his colleagues have a hard time tracking her down and convincing her to talk. Above all, Radu hasn’t taken into account the conflict with his objectives, journalistic ethics and simple human compassion. [mp]

Director

Adrian Sitaru

Adrian Sitaru

Adrian Sitaru (Deva, Romania, 1971) lives and works in Bucharest. In 2007, the short film Waves brought him the Golden Leopard of Tomorrow at the Locarno Film Festival. His debut feature film, Hooked, premiered at Venice Days in 2008 and established him as one of the most important new voices in Romanian post-communist cinema. Since then, his films have won recognition at festivals such as Sundance, Berlinale, Chicago, Locarno and Sarajevo. In this 2016 edition of the Torino Film Festival, he is also a member of the jury of the Official Competition and he presents another film, Illegitimate (2016).

Filmography:
Valuri (Waves, cm, 2007), Pescuit Sportiv (Hooked, 2008), Lord (cm, 2009), Colivia (The Cage, cm, 2009), Din Dragoste, Cu Cele Mai Bune Intentii (Best Intentions, 2011), Chefu (House Party, cm, 2009), Domestic (2012), Counterpart (cm, 2014), Excursie (Excursion, cm, 2014), Artă (Art, cm, 2014), Ilegitim (Illegitimate, 2016), Fixeur (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Adrian Sitaru
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Claudia Silisteanu, Adrian Silisteanu
fotografia/cinematography
Adrian Silisteanu
montaggio/film editing
Mircea Olteanu
suono/sound
Ioan Filip, Dan-Stefan Rucareanu
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Tudor Aaron Istodor (Radu Patru), Mehdi Nebbou (Axel), Nicolas Wanczycki (Serge), Diana Spatarescu (Anca), Adrian Titieni (l’ispettore di polizia/police inspector)
produttori/producers
Anamaria Antoci, Adrian Silisteanu
produzione/production
4 Proof Film
coproduttore/coproducer
Jean des Forêts
coproduzione/coproduction
Petit Film


contatti/contacts
MPM Film
Ricardo Monastier
rmonastier@mpmfilm.com
www.mpmfilm.com

Director statement

“The Fixer is a film about abuse and manipulation, of course, but it’s also, even foremost, a film about the duality of our system of values. During the working process, I found myself once again gripped by old demons. I realised how much, propelled by the desire to reach perfection, blinded by a precept which authorised me to put art before life, I had always abused my actors, my collaborators and even animals.”

Synopsis Learn more

Radu is doing an apprenticeship as a journalist at a French broadcasting station in Romania and a scandal over an underage prostitution ring between France and Romania seems like his chance to make progress in his career. He’s at an advantage since he knows the language, so when the underage prostitute Anca is repatriated, he offers to interpret for two journalists who have arrived from Paris. But the girl is entrusted to an institution run by nuns, and Radu and his colleagues have a hard time tracking her down and convincing her to talk. Above all, Radu hasn’t taken into account the conflict with his objectives, journalistic ethics and simple human compassion. [mp]

Director All about direction

Adrian Sitaru

Adrian Sitaru

Adrian Sitaru (Deva, Romania, 1971) lives and works in Bucharest. In 2007, the short film Waves brought him the Golden Leopard of Tomorrow at the Locarno Film Festival. His debut feature film, Hooked, premiered at Venice Days in 2008 and established him as one of the most important new voices in Romanian post-communist cinema. Since then, his films have won recognition at festivals such as Sundance, Berlinale, Chicago, Locarno and Sarajevo. In this 2016 edition of the Torino Film Festival, he is also a member of the jury of the Official Competition and he presents another film, Illegitimate (2016).

Filmography:
Valuri (Waves, cm, 2007), Pescuit Sportiv (Hooked, 2008), Lord (cm, 2009), Colivia (The Cage, cm, 2009), Din Dragoste, Cu Cele Mai Bune Intentii (Best Intentions, 2011), Chefu (House Party, cm, 2009), Domestic (2012), Counterpart (cm, 2014), Excursie (Excursion, cm, 2014), Artă (Art, cm, 2014), Ilegitim (Illegitimate, 2016), Fixeur (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Adrian Sitaru
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Claudia Silisteanu, Adrian Silisteanu
fotografia/cinematography
Adrian Silisteanu
montaggio/film editing
Mircea Olteanu
suono/sound
Ioan Filip, Dan-Stefan Rucareanu
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Tudor Aaron Istodor (Radu Patru), Mehdi Nebbou (Axel), Nicolas Wanczycki (Serge), Diana Spatarescu (Anca), Adrian Titieni (l’ispettore di polizia/police inspector)
produttori/producers
Anamaria Antoci, Adrian Silisteanu
produzione/production
4 Proof Film
coproduttore/coproducer
Jean des Forêts
coproduzione/coproduction
Petit Film


contatti/contacts
MPM Film
Ricardo Monastier
rmonastier@mpmfilm.com
www.mpmfilm.com

Director statement Read more

“The Fixer is a film about abuse and manipulation, of course, but it’s also, even foremost, a film about the duality of our system of values. During the working process, I found myself once again gripped by old demons. I realised how much, propelled by the desire to reach perfection, blinded by a precept which authorised me to put art before life, I had always abused my actors, my collaborators and even animals.”