The Great Game

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    The Great Game

    Le Grand Jeu

    Directed by

    France

    2015

    100 min

    • French

    Drama, Thriller

    Pierre Blum, 40, is a writer who had his time of glory in the early 2000s. One evening, on a casino terrace, he meets Joseph Paskin. This mysterious man, charismatic and manipulative, is influential in the world of politics and persuades Pierre to take on a strange mission that takes him back to a past he’d prefer to forget, and puts his life in danger. In the middle of all this, Pierre falls in love with Laura, a young extreme-left activist. But in this world of subterfuge, who can really be trusted?

    Awards

    • Louis-Delluc Prize (First Feature)

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Melvil Poupaud
    Clémence Poésy
    André Dussollier
    Screenplay
    Nicolas Pariser
    Cinematography
    Sébastien Buchmann
    Editing
    Léa Masson
    Sales
    BAC FILMS
    Production
    BIZIBI
    Nicolas Pariser

    Nicolas Pariser

    France

    Born in Paris in 1974, Nicolas Pariser studied law, philosophy, art history and film before starting his career as a film critic for the magazine "Sofa". He then worked for director Pierre Rissient for four years. In 2008, he directed his first short film, LE JOUR OU SEGOLENE A GAGNE and one year later, the medium-length, THE REPUBLIC, recipient of the Jean Vigo award 2010. In 2013, his short AGIT POP was selected at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. THE GREAT GAME, his debut feature film, got selected for Locarno Film Festival in 2015. His latest feature film ALICE AND THE MAYOR (2019) premiered at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

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