22-06-2011

Moscow IFF Competition: American Translation

By Nina Boyarshinova

With their Moscow competition entry American Translation, Pascal Arnold and Jean-Marc Barr create a thriller genre film about two young people, Chris (Pierre Perrier) and Aurora (Lizzie Brocheré), who meet by chance in Parisian café.

They're 20 years old, and their passion is exclusive. And then Aurore discovers that Chris kills men and women without any real conscience about his acts. The american_translation1.jpgauthors put this dramatic story in the urban setting of a Parisian apartment, making their intimacy even stronger.

Arnold -- a writer, producer, director and cinematographer -- and actor/writer/producer Jean-Marc Barr co-founded the production company Toloda (www.toloda.com), which has produced the dramas Lovers (1999) with Elodie Bouchez and Sergueï Trifunovic; Too Much Flesh (2001) with Jean-Marc Barr, Elodie Bouchez and Rosanna Arquette; Being Light (2001) with Romain Duris, Jean-Marc Barr and Elodie Bouchez; and Chacun sa nuit (2006) with Lizzie Brocheré, Arthur Dupont and Pierre Perrier.

The film is produced by Teddy Vermeulin, Arnold and Barr of Toloda in co-production with Serge Sarve (LCJ Productions, www.lcj-editions.com) and Alain Tortevoix (Sama Productions, www.samaproduction.com).

The producers told FNE that Pascal Arnold will attend the Moscow film festival.american_translation2.jpg

American Translation was selected for International Film Festival in Munich (www.filmfest-muenchen.de) and for the Edinburgh International Film Festival (www.edfilmfest.org.uk), and the Main Competition at the 33rd International Film Festival in Moscow (www.moscowfilmfestival.ru). It will be available in distribution abroad. Distribution is managed by Zelig Films (www.zeligfilms.fr) and world sales are managed by Wide Management (www.widemanagement.com).

Credits :

Director - Pascal Arnold and Jean-Marc Barr

Screenwriter - Pascal Arnold

Director of Photography - Jean-Marc Barr

Sound Recordists - Olivier Touche, Matthieu Rocher

Production Manager - Teddy Vermeulin

Editors - Teddy Vermeulin, Jean-Marc Barr

Sound Editor - Olivier Touche

Production Designer - Benoît Tételin

Music Composer - Adam Kesher

Costume Designer - Mimi Lempicka

Sound Mixer - Julien Bonvicini

Music - Adam Kesher, Fortune, Poni Hoax and Electric Light Orchestra

Executive Producers - Teddy Vermeulin, Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr

Production company - TOLODA

Co-production- LCJ PRODUCTIONS and SAMA PRODUCTIONS

World distribution - WIDE Management

Distribution France - ZELIG FILMS DISTRIBUTION

Cast:

Lizzie Brocheré

Pierre Perrier

Jean-Marc Barr

Benjamin Bollen

Esteban Carvajal-Alegria

Laurent Delbecque

Frederic Eng

Production contacts:

Press attaché: Zeina Toutounji-Gauvard

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ZELIG FILMS DISTRIBUTION

tél : 01 53 20 99 68 - fax : 01 53 20 98 44

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WIDE MANAGEMENT

www.widemanagement.com

40 rue Sainte-Anne | 75002 - Paris | FRANCE

T. +33 1 53 95 04 64 | F. +33 1 53 95 04 65

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www.americantranslation-lefilm.com

TOLODA

+33 1 42 00 28 02

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