international title: A Man, a Real One

121 minutes

An aspiring film director's life is turned upside down when he falls in love with an executive at the call center that just panned his company ad. Charmingly whimsical romantic comedy-cum-musical about a man struggling to define himself, told in a roundabout way that benefits from an extraordinary lead performance.

A Les Films Pelléas presentation/production, in co-production with France 3 Cinéma, Haut et Court, Gimages Développement; with the participation of Sofica Gimages 6, Sofica Sofinergie 5; with the participation of Canal Plus, Centre National de la Cinématographie. (French distributor, Haut et Court; world sales, Flach Pyramide International.)
Starring Mathieu Amalric, Hélène Fillières; Pierre Pellet, Philippe Suner, Daniel Cuker, Silvie Laguna, Jocelyne Desverchère, Cécile Reigher, Eva Ionesco, Antonio Cantos, Marie-Pierre Chaix, Christophe Paou, Electra Weston, Pia Camilla Copper, Dalil Pliot, Marjane Pliot; with the participation of Aitana Sánchez-Gijón; and the friendly collaboration of Michel Piccoli.
Directed by Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu; produced by Philippe Martin and Géraldine Michelot; written by Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu, with the collaboration of Ms. Fillières and Frédéric Videau; music and songs by Philippe Katerine; director of photography (GTC), Christophe Beaucarne; production designer, Brigitte Brassart; costume designer, Laurence Struz; film editor, Annette Dutertre.
Screened: Curtas Vila do Conde 2010 In Focus sidebar screening, Teatro Municipal de Vila do Conde, screen 1, July 3rd 2010.


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