Paris 1938. Alfred Katz, typographer and poet, is politically active in a Trotskyite group. He attends a wild party being held by Surrealists, where he meets his future wife Mila, a glamorous and uninhibited prostitute. His association with artists creates trouble for him within the group and in addition, Hitler’s Non-Aggression Pact with the Soviet Union has also heightened the tension between local supporters of Trotsky and Stalin. Fifty years later in Paris a woman tries to uncover the secrets of Alfred’s disappearance…
Gilles Bourdos (born 1963) is a French film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his atmospheric thrillers, which use troubling themes in contrast with powerful aesthetic imagery. He was one of the founders of the French production company Persona Films which produced most of his early work.
Bourdos, who was born in Nice, France, made his feature film début at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival with Disparus (1998), a political thriller and love triangle during the Surrealist movement in Paris in 1938. His second critically acclaimed feature, Inquietudes (2003), is based on the Ruth Rendell novel A Sight for Sore Eyes and stars Gregoire Colin and Julie Ordon. His most recent work and first English language film, Afterwards (2008), features Evangeline Lilly, John Malkovich, and Romain Duris, and is based on the French bestseller Et Après… by Guillaume Musso.
His 2012 film Renoir competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival… read more