Friday, April 27 – 5:15 pm – Truffaut Theatre

North American Premiere | France | 2018 | Thriller, Action | 99 min | In French with English subtitles
Directed by: Yann Gozlan
Written by: Yann Gozlan, Guillaume Lemans
Cinematography: Antoine Roch
Film Editing: Valentin Feron
Original Score: Grégoire Auger
Produced by: Thibault Gas, Matthias Webber (24 25 Films), Wassim Béji (WY Productions), Sylvain Goldberg (Nexus Factory), Gaumont, Sombrero Film
Cast: François Civil (Tony), Olivier Rabourdin (Migue), Manon Azem (Leyla), Samuel Jouy (Jordan)
International Sales: Gaumont
U.S. Distributor: Netflix
U.S. Release Date: June 2018

A certified speed demon and daredevil, Tony has but one reason for living — his dream of becoming a professional superbike motorcycle driver… until he discovers that his girlfriend is mixed up with the gypsy mafia. The only way to get her out of its grip is to offer the organization his services. Now, superbike racer by day, mob messenger by night, Tony is caught in an infernal downward spiral that drives him to the breaking point. After more comic turns in the French TV series, Call My Agent, and Cédric Klapisch’s most recent feature, Back to Burgundy, talented actor François Civil turns in a powerhouse performance as Tony in this efficient, taut, highly suspenseful thriller.

Yann Gozlan | Once an economics major, a passion for the cinema led writer-director Yann Gozlan to abandon that career path to become one of the most talented genre film filmmakers of his generation. After making experimental films in video and Super8 and a couple of shorts, Gozlan went on to write and direct the horror film, Caged (2010), which nabbed Best Film and Best Actress Awards at Screamfest in L.A., and the psychological thriller, A Perfect Man (opening film, COLCOA 2015) — collaborating on both films with his Burn Out co-writer Guillaume Lemans. Gozlan also served as co-screenwriter on Thomas Kruithof’s chilling espionage thriller, The Eavesdropper (COLCOA 2017).

Followed by a discussion with writer/director Yann Gozlan


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