A social drama set in Lorraine as the coal mines are closing down, A Minute of Silence is the story of Marek and Mimmo, who have worked together in the mine since age 16. When the miners’ union declares a strike, Marek wants to do his part and fight while Mimmo feels differently and dreams of a better future somewhere else. As the conflict intensifies, their friendship is put to the test. —lichtblick-film.de
Florent Emilio Siri (born 2 March 1965 in Moselle) is a French film director born in Lorraine.
He studied cinema at the Sorbonne University and ESRA in Paris.
He began his feature film career with the 1998 social film Une minute de silence (One minute of silence), and continued in 2002 with the action film Nid de guêpes (The Nest), and then went on to serve as director of two critically acclaimed and highly successful Splinter Cell games at French-based video game developer Ubisoft, titled Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory.
Following the underground success of his first feature film, Siri’s directorial style caught the eye of actor Bruce Willis, who asked Siri to direct his big-budget 2005 action thriller Hostage. While not a big commercial success, the film earned considerable critical praise of Siri’s slick direction, calling it “an art house version of the Die Hard films.”
In 2007, he released a film called L’Ennemi intime… read more