Magazine article Screen International

Jean Becker’s WWI Drama 'The Red Collar' to Open 20th Unifrance Rendez-Vous, First-Look (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Jean Becker’s WWI Drama 'The Red Collar' to Open 20th Unifrance Rendez-Vous, First-Look (Exclusive)

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Some 40 French companies will participate in Paris showcase.

The Red Collar

Jean Becker’s WW1 drama The Red Collar will open Unifrance’s 20th Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris, running Jan 18-22, 2018, its international sales agent FranceTV Distribution (FTD) has announced.

The WWI drama, adapted from the 2014 novel by Jean-Christophe Rufin, resolves around the interrogation of a decorated war hero who has fallen from grace after staging a strange, anti-war protest using his medal.

Nicolas Duvauchelle plays the disgraced soldier opposite François Cluzet as a corrupt judge who is charged with the task of interrogating the young man. French-Belgian actress Sophie Verbeek plays the fallen hero’s lover. Above and below, Screen can reveal the two first look images from the film.

The production is one of the first titles to be completed on the slate of FranceTV Distribution’s new feature film division following its launch at the 2017 Paris Rendez-vous. …

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