July 18th, 2007 10:51:00
Régis Wargniers Pars Vite et Reviens Tard will be Fantasias official closing film
Pars Vite et Reviens Tard de Régis Wargnier lundi le 23 Juillet à 21 :40 au théâtre Hall
Monday, July 23rd, 2007 at 9 :40 pm at the Hall Theatre, Fantasia and Cristal Films are proud to present in North-American premiere the closing film of the festival, Régis Wargnier Pars Vite et Reviens Tard , starring José Garcia, Marie Gillain, Olivier Gourmet, Linh Dan Pham et Michel Serrault. The films will be presented in its original French version, without subtitles.
Synopsis : Spring has arrived, but it brings little joy to Parisian policeman Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg. Distance is growing between him and his fiancée, Camille, a burden he can ill afford to shoulder - Adamsberg is about to be drawn into an investigation that will demand all he can give, as an shadown of malevolent mystery spills across the City of Lights. Strange symbols are found scrawled on doors, and voices carry through the night streets - evil is afoot! But it is when a body is discovered, nude, blackened, its face contorted into hideous grimace, that the matter takes on a fearful urgency. For these are the signs of the plague, a mediaeval scourge seemingly revived, and worse yet, guided by a hidden hand.
French director Régis Wargnier is rightly celebrated for his exotic cinematic journeys - notably Indochine, with Catherine Deneuve, winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1993, and 1999s Est-Ouest peered into a post-war Stalinist Ukraine, while his more recent Man to Man (2005) was a voyage into Africa. With Pars Vite Et Revient Tard, however, Wargnier comes home, and at the same time indulges his urge to fashion an effective cop thriller. In his adaptation of a novel by the distinctive crime writer Fred Vargas - comparable to Dan Brown (The DaVinci Code) in his historical and archaeological fascinations, albeit with a more refined sense of realism and psychological insight - Wargnier brings to life a Paris at once sharply modern and shrouded in the fog of the past, and infuses it with a grim, arresting sense of dread. Leading the cast is José Garcia (La Boîte noire, Costa-Gavrass Le Couperet), and watch for the great Michel Serrault as well.
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