In the Beginning

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Part of “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2010.” Winner, César Award for Best Suporting Actress: Emmanuelle Devos.

François Cluzet gives a tour-de-force performance as a con man who convinces an economically depressed town that he has come to resurrect a long-dormant highway construction project. Paul is a local hero, until his past (in the form of shady ex-associate Gérard Depardieu) and his conscience catch up to him. A stranger-than-fiction true story from writer-director Xavier Giannoli (The Singer, Rendez-Vous 2007), costarring Emmanuelle Devos as the town’s mayor.

  • Country France
  • Language French
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 120 minutes
  • Director Xavier Giannoli