Megafilm prepares Goda’s Chameleon
by Fabien Lemercier
After the romantic comedy Just Sex and Nothing Else [+see also:
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Produced by Gabor Kalomista for Megafilm – who launched the director’s career (see news) – Chameleon will centre on a gifted young man who becomes a psychopath from lack of love, an all the more dangerous one as he is also likeable and sensitive.
While cleaning offices at night, Zsolt Kovàcs learns a lot about his invisible employers by examining what they leave behind, carefully choosing his targets, often disillusioned women whom he seduces, methodically taking their money. An artist of manipulation, with a generous dose of humour and the ability to assume different personalities, Zsolt begins to work in a psychologist’s practice, where he meets Hanna, a 30 year-old dancer who is physically incapacitated and the daughter of a millionaire. The ideal victim if love doesn’t get in the way.
Goda, who studied directing at the British National Film and Television School, had her second feature, Children of Glory screen in February in the Berlinale Special programme (see article).
(Translated from French)
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