Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nov 28 - THE KILLER (LE TUEUR) Opens in Toronto

Evokative Films presents
A film written and directed by Cedric Anger
Opens in Toronto November 28th

Evokative Films is very pleased to announce the theatrical release of its first acquisition: THE KILLER (LE TUEUR) a French Film Noir written and directed by Cedric Anger and starring Gilbert Melki (Angel-A, Intimate Stranger, Monsieur Ibrahim), Grégoire Colin (In the Arms of my Enemy, The Intruder, Sex is Comedy), and Mélanie Laurent (Paris, Don’t Worry, I’m Fine, The Beat that my Heart Skipped).

Christmas Eve in Paris. Leo Zimmerman is a businessman who lives for his beloved little daughter’s smile. Outwardly, his life is exemplary. However, when Dimitri Kopas walks into his office, pretending to be a normal client, Leo understands that a contract is out on his head and that the young man has come to town to kill him. Overcome with anxiety and paranoia, no longer able to sleep, Leo decides to meet the killer face to face and to broker a strange deal.

THE KILLER (LE TUEUR) has recently been nominated in the First Film category of the French Louis-Delluc Awards, often called the “Goncourt of film”. It had its North American Premiere last July at the Fantasia International Film Festival, where the actor Grégoire Colin was present to introduce the film. THE KILLER was also part of the programming of this year’s Rotterdam International Film Festival and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where it was one of the 10 Variety Critics' Choice, amongst others.

The Original French version with English Subtitles copy of THE KILLER will start its run at Toronto’s AMC Yonge & Dundas from November 28th.

Founded a few months ago, Evokative Films is a new genre of film distribution company that brings clever, entertaining and original international genre features to film enthusiasts across Canada. The enterprise concentrates its activities in the home entertainment market but will also release most of its titles theatrically through limited releases. Its first titles include THE KILLER (LE TUEUR) (France), ADRIFT IN TOKYO (Japan), BLACK (France), HANSEL AND GRETEL (South-Korea), HAZARD (Japan), PARKING (Taiwan) and CRYING FIST (South-Korea).

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