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by David Perrault


The story is set in France at the beginning of the 1960s. Wrestling is all the rage. Simon and Victor are friends and opponents in the ring. In their well-rehearsed act, Simon a.k.a. "The Ghost" wears a white mask, while Victor is “the Slaughterer of Belleville" and attracts the audience’s wrath. But he ends up suffocating under his executioner’s mask. At least once in his life, he would like to be the one who is applauded. Simon suggests to Victor that they change masks. But one does not change roles so easily. Becoming the other is not without its consequences.

original title: Nos héros sont morts ce soir
country: France
sales agent: SND International Groupe M6
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: David Perrault
film run: 94'
release date: FR 23/10/2013
screenplay: David Perrault
cast: Denis Ménochet, Jean-Pierre Martins, Constance Dollé, Philippe Nahon, Pascale Demollon, Alice Barnole
cinematography by: Christophe Duchange
film editing: Maxime Pozzi-Garcia
art director: Florian Sanson
costumes designer: Virginie Alba
music: Julien Gester, Olivier Gonord
producer: Farès Ladjimi
production: Mille et une productions
backing: Canal+, Ciné+, région Aquitaine, région Centre, Sofica Hoche Image
distributor: UFO Distribution
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Cannes 2013 Semaine de la Critique

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