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IN THE BEGINNING

IN THE BEGINNING

Alternate Titles: À l'origine

Drama, Thriller | French | 130 minutes

Company

EuropaCorp


Cast & Crew

Director

Xavier GIANNOLI

Producers

EuropaCorp, Rectangle Productions, Studio 37, France 3 Cinema

Writer

Xavier GIANNOLI

Cast

CLUZET, Emmanuelle DEVOS


Synopsis

France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off for the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the lady mayor of a small village that the road will go through. She intrigues and unsettles him, before revealing to him a world he never knew: feelings. How far will he go now to save his victims and save himself from his own lies? César Award-winner for Best Actor for Tell No One, François Cluzet (Paris, The Adversary) stars as Paul, the conman. Emmanuelle Devos (Kings and Queen, The Beat That My Heart Skipped) plays the lady mayor. The movie also features Gérard Depardieu (La Vie en Rose) as the friend Paul betrays. With his fourth feature, Cannes Award-winning director Xavier Giannoli (The Singer, Eager Bodies) confirms his status as one of France's hottest and most talented filmmakers.


Completion Year

2009


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