The cinema released on August 3: Bullet Train, The Year of the Shark, Offbeat… – Actus Ciné

Shooting anecdotes, objective notes, information for film lovers: every week, discover behind the scenes of the cinema release.

David Leitch’s Bullet Train

Starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson…

What is it about? Ladybug is a killer with no luck and is incredibly determined to complete her new mission peacefully after many of them go off the rails. But fate decided otherwise and took him on the fastest train in the world with formidable opponents…

do you know Bullet Train marks the eighth collaboration between David Leitch and Brad Pitt. The two men first worked together in Fight Club (1999), where Leitch provided stunts for the actor. They have seen themselves many times in films like Ocean’s Eleven, Spy Game, spy game and Troy. In 2018, the director even gave Pitt a cameo in Deadpool 2.

The Year of the Shark by Ludovic Bouherma, Zoran Bouherma

With Marina Foïs, Kad Merad, Jean-Pascal Zadi…

What is it about? Maja, a maritime policeman in the moors, sees her worst nightmare come true: take early retirement! Thierry, her husband, is already planning the camping and the mobile home. But the disappearance of a vacationer puts the entire beach on alert: a shark is prowling the bay!

do you know Ludovic and Zoran Bouherma chose an animatronic shark and did not design it through digital effects. The directors explained: “We can’t see ourselves filming a tennis ball in the water and saying to the actors ‘there, you’re scared, the shark is coming!’ It’s funny.”

Offbeat by Juanjo Giménez Peña

With Marta Nieto, Miki Esparbe, Fran Lareu…

What is it about? C. is a talented sound engineer, passionate about his work. One day, he realized that he had started to sync. He soon realized that his brain began to recognize sound later than the images it received. C. had to give up his job and rethink his whole life.

do you know In imagining the dysfunction whose fate befell the protagonist of the film, Juanjo Giménez Peña did not seek to copy the real facts. However, the director explained: “There is an initial desire to play with the basic tools of cinema, as well as a certain desire for formal experimentation within the framework of a classic narrative.”

The Promises of Hasan by Semih Kaplanoğlu

With Umut Karadağ, Filiz Bozok, Gökhan Azlağ…

What is it about? When Hasan found out that an electricity pylon was going to be installed on the land he cultivated, he took action to save his farm. But before going on a pilgrimage to Mecca, he promised his wife to make up for her past mistakes.

do you know While waiting for the release of his film The Human Particle, which took five years to make, Semih Kaplanoğlu began writing short stories that became screenplays. Hasan’s Promises is the second part of the “Commitment Trilogy” that originated from these short stories.

Fires in the Night by Dominique Lienhard

With Igor Van Dessel, Ana Girardot, Jérémie Elkaïm…

What is it about? A remote village between the sea and the mountains. Its inhabitants try to survive as best they can. Alan’s father, a 15-year-old boy, left to work far away from his family, leaving him to take care of the family.

do you know Fires in the Night is loosely inspired by a Japanese short story by Akira Yoshimura, Shipwrecks, which Dominique Lienhard transposes to a small European island in the 16th century.

Superheroic lovers of Paolo Genovese

With Jasmine Trinca, Alessandro Borghi, Greta Scarano…

What is it about? A sentimental comedy about couples and the effect of time on their relationships, it asks a simple but profound question: what superpowers do you need to love each other for life?

do you know The film takes place in 20 years, from 2000 to 2020, and in different locations: mainly in Milan, but also in Marrakech, Lake Como, Lucca, Copenhagen and Ponza. “The story is told over the years, with repeated time, which is not an editing choice but a true narrative choice”said the director.

Minstrel by Olivier Goujon

With Florent Germain, Virginie Goujon, Olivier Goujon…

What is it about? Percelot, dit Grelot, Menestrel of the court would not have dreamed of a greater adventure than to pursue a quest to save his beloved sovereign. But along the way, he must face a strange companion from another world on a secret mission and the whims of Queen Geneviève, whose past is slowly returning.

do you know With Ménestrel, Olivier Goujon wanted to make a film that he could watch with his children but would also appeal to adults. “Add to that the desire to shoot a film in costumes, and voila, Ménestrel was born. I wanted a light, funny and simple film that would appeal to young and old and that’s exactly what I want. !”he said.

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