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THE TOURNAMENT

by Elodie Namer

synopsis

A tournament is being held over seven days in a chic hotel in Budapest. The favorite: Cal Fournier, twenty-two years old, French chess champion, immature genius, programmed for victory, fights his adversaries with a formidable force. Disconnected from the world, Cal gets lost in constant games and gambling with his girlfriend Lou and his acolytes Aurélien, Anthony, and Mathieu. But an adversary unlike any other will jam this well-oiled routine...

international title: The Tournament
original title: Le tournoi
country: France
sales agent: MK2 Films
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Elodie Namer
film run: 83'
release date: FR 29/04/2015
screenplay: Elodie Namer
cast: Michelangelo Passaniti, Lou de Laâge, Adam Corbier, Magne Håvard Brekke
cinematography by: Julien Poupard
film editing: Julien Ouvrard, Nicolas Desmaison
art director: Emmanuelle Cuillery
costumes designer: Joan Bich
producer: Lola Gans
production: 24 Mai Production, France 2 Cinéma
backing: CNC
distributor: Diaphana Distribution

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