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HAND OF THE HEADLESS MAN

by Guillaume Malandrin

synopsis

Eva is 25 years old and an Olympic diver. Her father, Peter, functions as her trainer and mentor. During a sports competition, she gets injured on both hands. She nevertheless decides to continue. When she's about to leap, she has the impression that there's a man at the bottom of the pool. This vision makes her lose her balance and she bumps her head against the diving board: she falls into a black hole. She wakes up in the hospital. Her father is with her and talks immediately about going back to work. But nothing is the same anymore and she decides to force her memory to come back and to break down the wall of silence between her and her father.

international title: Hand of the Headless Man
original title: Où est la main de l'homme sans tête ?
country: Belgium, France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Guillaume Malandrin
screenplay: Guillaume Malandrin, Stéphane Malandrin, Jérôme Bonnell
cast: Cécile de France, Ulrich Tukur, Bouli Lanners, Jacky Lambert, Emmanuelle Devos, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Eric Caravaca, Nathalie Boutefeu
cinematography by: Pascal Lagriffoul
art director: Anne Bachala
costumes designer: Carole Gérard
producer: Guillaume Malandrin, Vincent Tavier, Anne-Dominique Toussaint
production: La Parti Production, Liaison cinématographique, Graniet Film
backing: Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique et les Télédistributeurs wallons, Wallimage, Coficup
distributor: Lumière, Pan Européenne (FR), BFD (BE)
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