Based on the novel by Jean-François Deniau. In provincial France, during the German Occupation, a man works as a travelling salesman. At the Liberation, he discovers that his wife and father-in-law were involved in the Resistance, while his mother’s collaboration is publicly punished. He runs away to Paris where he reinvents himself as a Resistance hero, and is appointed to weed out traitors in France and then to run psychological and propaganda operations in Germany. –ftvdb.bfi.org.uk
Born in Paris, France, in 1952. Jacques Audiard’s family has always been involved in movie business. His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. But in his teens he refused that world and wanted to be a teacher. He studied literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne but didn’t finish his degree. By that time, his then girlfriend suggested he work as a trainee editor during his university holidays. He worked as an assistant editor on several movies like “Le locataire” (1976) directed by Roman Polanski.
He also joined a theater where he did all kinds of work. He specially enjoyed adapting works for stage. In the eighties he wrote the screenplays of some successful movies like “Mortelle Randonnee” (1983), “Reveillon Chez Bob” (1984), “Saxo” (1987), “Frequence meurtre” (1988) and “Grosse fatigue” (1994). Most of those films were thrillers directed by prestigious filmmakers like Claude Miller and Michel Blanc. He also directed some well received… read more