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La syndicaliste

Orizzonti

Director:
Jean-Paul Salomé
Production:
Le Bureau (Bertrand Faivre), Heimatfilm, France 2 Cinéma, Restons Groupés, Productions Les Films du Camélia
Running Time:
122’
Language:
French, English, Hungarian
Country:
France, Germany
Main Cast:
Isabelle Huppert, Grégory Gadebois, François-Xavier Demaison, Pierre Deladonchamps, Alexandra Maria Lara, Gilles Cohen con la partecipazione di Marina Foïs, Yvan Attal
Screenplay:
Jean-Paul Salomé, Fadette Drouard
Cinematographer:
Julien Hirsch
Editor:
Valérie Deseine, Aïn Varet
Production Designer:
Françoise Dupertuis
Costume Designer:
Marité Coutard
Music:
Bruno Coulais
Sound:
Christoph Schilling, Louis Bart, Damien Guillaume, Marc Doisne, Thomas Wargny
From the book:La syndicaliste
By:Caroline Michel-Aguirre

Synopsis

La syndicaliste is the true story of Maureen Kearney, the head union representative of a French multinational nuclear powerhouse. She became a whistleblower, denouncing top-secret deals that shook the French nuclear sector. Alone against the world, she fought government ministers and industry leaders, tooth and nail to bring the scandal to light and to defend more than 50,000 jobs.. Her life was turned upside down when she was violently assaulted in her own home... The investigation is carried out under pressure: the subject is sensitive. Suddenly, new elements create doubt in the minds of the investigators. At first a victim, Maureen becomes a suspect.

Director’s Statement
 

The film naturally fell into the tradition of the great paranoid thrillers of which I am particularly fond. It tackles themes as current and burning as the place of women in the spheres of power; the importance granted to their speech; and the assumption of their madness and of their manipulative nature. The Kearney affair is the story of a whistleblower as much as it is the story of a woman in a world of men unaccustomed to seeing women risk whatever it takes to attack those at the top. This feature allows me to pursue my collaboration with Isabelle Huppert, but on a completely different register this time. And always with the will to have her embody a character anchored in reality.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Bertrand Faivre – LE BUREAU
3, passage Gustave Lepeu
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 140333380
production@lebureaufilms.com
http://www.thebureaufilms.com

PRODUCTION 2: Bettina Brokemper – Heimatfilm GmbH + CO KG
Regentenstrasse 46
51063 – Cologne, Germany
Tel. +49 2219777990
office@heimatfilm.biz
http:///www.heimatfilm.biz

WORLD SALES: Clémentine Hugot – THE BUREAU SALES
3, passage Gustave Lepeu
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 140333380
sales@lebureaufilms.com
http://www.thebureaufilms.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Dario Bonazelli – I WONDER PICTURES
Via della Zecca 2
40121 – Bologna, Italia
Mob. +39 3459653129
bonazelli@iwonderpictures.it

PRESS OFFICE: Magali Montet, Francesca Dolzani – MAGALI MONTET CO
Mob. +33 671633616 (M. Monet)
magali@magalimontet.com
fdolzani@gmail.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Stefania Collalto – Echo Entertainment
Via Giovanni da Procida 3
20149 – Milano, Italia
Mob. +39 3394279472
collalto@echogroup.it


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