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TFF 2011 Directed by Fred Cavayé
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Fred Cavayé's heart-pounding thriller stars Gilles Lellouche (also in this year's My Piece of the Pie) as Samuel, a father-to-be forced into a race to save his kidnapped wife, Nadia (Elena Anaya). Training to be a nurse, Samuel saves a man, Sartet (Roschdy Zem), after a brutal motorcycle crash. Unbeknownst to Samuel, Sartet is a career thief and has been put under police surveillance at the hospital. Later, Sartet's cohorts invade Samuel's home, kidnap his wife right in front of him, and knock him out. When he awakes, the phone rings, and he is instructed to break Sartet out of the hospital in exchange for his wife. He successfully does as he's told, and suddenly the unlikely duo is being chased by two groups of police looking to either protect or kill them.

As the two frantically crisscross the streets of Paris, they find themselves running into betrayals and chaotic violence in a race against time. Cavayé propels the adrenaline-inducing action from the first scene and continues it at a breakneck pace—packing the film full of electrifying chase scenes and plenty of twists in the story.
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Action, Thriller
Fred Cavayé's heart-pounding thriller stars Gilles Lellouche (also in this year's My Piece of the Pie) as Samuel, a father-to-be forced into a race to save his kidnapped wife, Nadia (Elena Anaya). Training to be a nurse, Samuel saves a man, Sartet (Roschdy Zem), after a brutal motorcycle crash. Unbeknownst to Samuel, Sartet is a career thief and has been put under police surveillance at the hospital. Later, Sartet's cohorts invade Samuel's home, kidnap his wife right in front of him, and knock him out. When he awakes, the phone rings, and he is instructed to break Sartet out of the hospital in exchange for his wife. He successfully does as he's told, and suddenly the unlikely duo is being chased by two groups of police looking to either protect or kill them.

As the two frantically crisscross the streets of Paris, they find themselves running into betrayals and chaotic violence in a race against time. Cavayé propels the adrenaline-inducing action from the first scene and continues it at a breakneck pace—packing the film full of electrifying chase scenes and plenty of twists in the story.
Film Information
Year: 2010
Length: 84 minutes
Language: French
Country: France
Premiere: International
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gerard Lanvin, Elena Anaya
Director: Fred Cavayé
Screenwriter: Fred Cavayé, Guillaume Lemans
Producer: Cyril Colbeau-Justin, Jean-Baptiste Dupont
Contacts

Press Contact
Aimee Morris
Sophie Gluck & Associates
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212-595-2432
aimee@gluckpr.com

Press Contact
Sophie Gluck
Sophie Gluck & Associates
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 595-2432
sophie@gluckpr.com

Director
Fred Cavayé

Distributor
Dori Begley
VP of Acquisitions
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 924 6701 x202
dbegley@magpictures.com

Main Contact
Thomas Quinn
SVP of Magnolia - Head of Acquisitions
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 924-6701 x 203
tquinn@magpictures.com

Press Contact
Aimee Morris
Sophie Gluck & Associates
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212-595-2432
aimee@gluckpr.com

Press Contact
Sophie Gluck
Sophie Gluck & Associates
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 595-2432
sophie@gluckpr.com

Director
Fred Cavayé

Distributor
Dori Begley
VP of Acquisitions
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 924 6701 x202
dbegley@magpictures.com

Main Contact
Thomas Quinn
SVP of Magnolia - Head of Acquisitions
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 924-6701 x 203
tquinn@magpictures.com

About the Director(s)
FRED CAVAYÉ started out as a fashion photographer and made three award-winning shorts, J, Chedope, and A l'Arraché, which was shown in more than 400 theaters in France. His first feature, Anything for Her was nominated for a César Award. He co-wrote the screenplay for the US remake (The Next Three Days) with Paul Haggis.

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