High-speed infiltration in Go Fast
by Fabien Lemercier
Helmed by Belgian director Olivier Van Hoofstadt and produced by Luc Besson, Go Fast, which began lensing on May 14, has completed its three-week shoot in Spain and will now head to France.
Starring France’s Roschdy Zem (Best Actor at Cannes 2006 for Days of Glory [+see also:
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Generally composed of three highly powerful cars (the first leads the way and detects checkpoints, the second transports up to half a ton of drugs and the third blocks the rear), these Mad Max convoys led by drivers fuelled up on amphetamines and cocaine are very difficult for the police to track down and stop except when the vehicles tank up.
Co-written by Franck Parker, Emmanuel Prévost and Bibi Nacéri (Banlieue 13, La Mentale), Go Fast follows police officer Marek (Zem), who loses his colleague and best friend during an operation against a drug trafficking network.
Transferred to a new department specialising in undercover work, Marek must infiltrate a gang who use Go Fast to send large quantities of cannabis resin from the south of Spain to French towns in no time.
The film is scheduled for completion in spring 2008. EuropaCorp will handle its French release and international sales.
(Translated from French)
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