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by Xavier Beauvois


On the shores of Lake Geneva lies the small Swiss town of Vevey. It’s the end of the seventies. On his release from prison Eddy—a 40-year-old Belgian small time crook— is met by his friend, Osman. They have made a deal: Osman will let Eddy stay in his shed and in exchange, Eddy will take care of his 7-year-old daughter Samira while her mother is in the hospital. It’s the Christmas season, but their shared, grinding poverty has made Eddy quite bitter. Then Charlie Chaplin’s death is announced on the television, as well as the true extent of his fabulous wealth. Eddy starts daydreaming... and comes up with a crazy idea: what if he stole the actor’s corpse and demanded a ransom from the family?

international title: The Price of Fame
original title: La rançon de la gloire
country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Xavier Beauvois
film run: 114'
release date: FR 07/01/2015, BE 07/01/2015, HU 9/04/2015
screenplay: Etienne Comar
cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Roschdy Zem, Peter Coyote, Nadine Labaki, Chiara Mastroianni, Olivier Rabourdin
cinematography by: Caroline Champetier
film editing: Marie-Julie Maille
art director: Yann Mégard
producer: Pascal Caucheteux
co-producer: Pauline Karli Gygax
production: Rita Productions, Why Not Productions
distributor: Mars Distribution, Golem Distribución, Lumière, Vertigo Media


main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2014 In competition

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