The Great Game

France, 100 min

Thriller, Political Drama

1:85 Dolby

Synopsis

Pierre (Melvil Poupaud), a onetime darling novelist disgusted with the publishing world, lets a duplicitous government insider (André Dussollier) tempt him into ghostwriting a manifesto designed to transform the landscape of French public opinion—a shift with risky consequences for the activist (Clémence Poésy) with whom he soon becomes involved. Nicolas Pariser’s debut feature is an elegant political thriller that makes much use of its stellar cast, particularly with the brittle, uneasy rapport between Poupaud and Dussollier, a resourceful and protean actor who commits to his character’s malevolence with relish. 

Directed by

Nicolas Pariser

CAST

Melville Poupaud, André Dussollier, Clémence Poésy

CREW

Director Nicolas Pariser Story & Screenplay Nicolas Pariser Producer Emmanuel Angry

REACTIONS

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

Rdv with French Cinema – NYC

Locarno Film Festival

Les Arcs European Film Festival

Theaters

5/18/2016 5/18/2016 The Avalon Cinema Washington, DC
7/8/2016 7/17/2016 maine international Film Festival Waterville, ME