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 authors 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 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).
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
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