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CEASEFIRE

by Emmanuel Courcol

synopsis

In the early 1920s, Georges Laffont, traumatised by the horrors of World War I, decides to leave his life behind to travel to Upper Volta in West Africa, in the company of Diofo, an artist and also a survivor of the Great War. Georges returns with a hoard of tribal masks to Paris where his brother Marcel, a war veteran who has become deaf during the conflict, lives with their mother. Desperately trying to put himself back together, Georges will find solace in Hélène, a sign language teacher.

international title: Ceasefire
original title: Cessez-le-feu
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Indie Sales
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Emmanuel Courcol
film run: 103'
release date: FR 19/04/2017
screenplay: Emmanuel Courcol
cast: Céline Sallette, Grégory Gadebois, Romain Duris, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Yvon Martin
cinematography by: Tom Stern
film editing: Guerric Catala, Géraldine Rétif
art director: Mathieu Menut
costumes designer: Edith Vespirini, Stéphane Rollot
producer: Christophe Mazodier
co-producer: Nadia Khamlichi, Jean-Jacques Neira, Adrian Politowski, Gilles Waterkeyn
production: Polaris Film Production & Finance, uMedia
distributor: Le Pacte

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main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2016

Piazza Grande
Festival du Film d'Angoulême 2016 
Arras Film Festival 206 
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