V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

PASSAGER

V' 06

LE PASSAGER

Éric Caravaca
F, 2005
Fiction, 81min, OmeU

LE PASSAGER

Éric Caravaca
F, 2005
Fiction, 81min, OmeU

Actors: 
Julie Depardieu
Éric Caravaca
Vincent Rottiers
Screenplay: 
Éric Caravaca
Laurent Perreau
Sound: 
Benoît Hillebrant
Camera: 
Céline Bozon
Editor: 
Simon Jacquet
Composer: 
Grégoire Hetzel
Decoration: 
Patrick Durand
Costume: 
Valérie Saradjian

Production: 
Diaphana Films 155 rue du Faubourg St. Antoine 75011 Paris, Frankreich T 1 534 666 66 diaphana@diaphana.fr
World Sales: 
Celluloid Dreams 2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 49 70 03 70 info@celluloid-dreams.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Thomas gets a call to identify his brother Richard's body in Marseille. The two hadn't been in touch for some time, and it's obvious that some troubling issue was keeping them apart before Richard's death. Thomas travels along the coast to the rarely used family vacation home. Among his brother's belongings was a photo from happier days, with Richard and a woman next to a hotel by the beach. Without explaining who he is, Thomas checks into the hotel and discovers that the woman, Jeanne, owns the place and was Richard's girlfriend. A mournful air has settled on the place, and not just because off-season beach resorts are always depressing. Best known for his role in Patrice Chéreau's Son frère, Eric Caravaca plays with some of the same themes, though the focus here is on the need to digest the past before moving on to the future. Grégoire Hetzel's score, full of nervous violins and deeply plucked cellos, emphasizes the inner turmoil at the center of the melancholy mental landscape. (Jay Weissberg)

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