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L'atelier (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 11 October 2017 (France)
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The scene is set one Summer in La Ciotat, a town near Marseille which used to be prosperous thanks to its huge dockyard but has been in decline since its closing 25 years before. It is in ... See full summary »

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Laurent Cantet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marina Foïs ... Olivia Dejazet
Matthieu Lucci ... Antoine
Florian Beaujean ... Etienne
Mamadou Doumbia Mamadou Doumbia ... Bouba
Mélissa Guilbert Mélissa Guilbert ... Lola
Warda Rammach Warda Rammach ... Malika
Julien Souve Julien Souve ... Benjamin
Issam Talbi ... Fadi
Olivier Thouret Olivier Thouret ... Teddy Chauvin - le cousin
Charlie Barde Charlie Barde ... Jessica (as Charlie Bardé)
Marie Tarabella Marie Tarabella ... Mathilde
Youcef Agal Youcef Agal ... Romain
Marianne Esposito Marianne Esposito ... Claudia
Thibaut Hernandez Thibaut Hernandez ... Alex
Axel Caillet Axel Caillet ... Yohan
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The scene is set one Summer in La Ciotat, a town near Marseille which used to be prosperous thanks to its huge dockyard but has been in decline since its closing 25 years before. It is in this context of quiet desperation that a writing workshop has been set up to help a group of seven young people integrate into the world of work. Under the guidance of well-known novelist Olivia Dejazet, the participants are asked to write a noir fiction connected with the industrial past of their hometown. Session after session, one of them, a boy named Antoine, stands out. Provocative and aggressive, he gets noticed by his systematic opposition to all, including Olivia. Even more alarming, the story he has devised and that he reads aloud, the cold description of a mass murder seen through the eyes of its perpetrator, proves very disturbing. Antoine understands the killer too well. At this point, Olivia starts experiencing a feeling of attraction repulsion to Antoine. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 October 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El atelier See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,860, 25 March 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,061, 31 May 2018
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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So deep so much detalis.
16 January 2019 | by AhmedMw2See all my reviews

The movie gives attention to the small details to the things that dont cross your mind the final writing of Antoine says a lot about life . it is the still scene we always living in convert everything from its beauty to boredom .

The acting so good . the writing is so good and escaped successfully from being boring movie talk about life to movie makes you think a lot about things .


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