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by James Watkins


Michael Mason (Richard Madden) is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself in the hands of the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar (Idris Elba), the field agent on the case, soon realizes that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale criminal conspiracy in the heart of the police force. Going against commands, Briar recruits Michael to help quickly track down the source of the corruption. As a 24hr chase ensues, the unlikely duo discover they are both targets and must rely upon each other in order to take down a common enemy.

international title: Bastille Day
original title: Bastille Day
country: United States, France, United Kingdom
sales agent: StudioCanal
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: James Watkins
film run: 92'
release date: GB 22/04/2016, IE 22/04/2016, SE 22/04/2016, TR 29/04/2016, BE 4/05/2016, NL 5/05/2016, AT 12/05/2016, DE 23/06/2016, FR 13/07/2016, IT 14/07/2016
screenplay: Andrew Baldwin
cast: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon, Kelly Reilly, Eriq Ebouaney
cinematography by: Tim Maurice-Jones
film editing: Jon Harris
art director: Paul Kirby
music: Alex Heffes
producer: Bard Dorros, Fabrice Gianfermi, Steve Golin, Philippe Rousselet, David Kanter
production: StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment (ACE), Canal+, TF1 Films Production, Vendome Pictures [US], Anonymous Content [US]
distributor: StudioCanal, Kinepolis Film Distribution, StudioCanal, StudioCanal Germany