The cinema releases on December 29: The King’s Man, Tromperie, Nos plus belles années … -…

The cinema releases on december 29: the king's man, tromperie, nos plus belles années... -...

Filming anecdotes, notes of intent, information for film enthusiasts: every week, take a behind-the-scenes look at cinema outings.

The King’s Man: Matthew Vaughn’s First Mission

With Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans …

What is it about ? When history’s worst tyrants and greatest criminal geniuses come together to plan the elimination of millions of innocent people, a man sets off in a race against time to thwart their plans.

Did you know ? Kingsman: Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, released in 2015 and 2017, were a hit at the global box office. The two films have indeed grossed around 405 and 409 million dollars, and this for budgets of 80 and 105 million.

The Card Counter by Paul Schrader

With Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, Tiffany Haddish …

What is it about ? Mutic and lonely, William Tell, a former soldier turned poker player, roams the casinos, fleeing a past that haunts him. He then crosses paths with Cirk, an unstable young man obsessed with the idea of ​​taking revenge on a high-ranking officer with whom Tell once had problems.

Did you know ? Note the presence of Martin Scorsese as executive producer of The Card Counter. A director that Paul Schrader knows well since he had written the scripts for Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ (carried by Willem Dafoe, supporting role in The Card Counter) and Open Grave.

Our best years of Gabriele Muccino

With Pierfrancesco Favino, Micaela Ramazzotti, Kim Rossi Stuart …

What is it about ? This is the story of four friends, told over forty years, in Italy, from the 1980s to today. The chronicle of their hopes, their disillusions, their loves, and above all, their friendship.

Belle of Mamoru Hosoda

With Louane Emera, Kaho Nakamura, Koji Yakusho …

What is it about ? The story of a 17-year-old teenager, Suzu, whose daily life is divided between the small village where she lives with her father and “U”, a virtual world with five billion subscribers of which she is one of the icons , singer Belle.

Lamb by Valdimar Jóhannsson

With Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson …

What is it about ? María and Ingvar live in seclusion with their flock of sheep on a farm in Iceland. When they discover a mysterious newborn baby, they decide to keep and raise him as their child.

Did you know ? As a child, Valdimar Jóhannsson spent a lot of time on his grandparents’ cattle farm. Sheep and rams are therefore animals he knows well. The director, who signs his first feature film, has also always wanted to tell a story based on popular tales.

A Perfect Enemy by Kike Maillo

With Tomasz Kot, Athena Strates, Marta Nieto …

What is it about ? A famous architect is arrested by a mysterious young woman in a Parisian airport. She’s so intrusive that she makes her miss her flight. He will realize, over the hours, that their meeting is not due to chance …

Did you know ? If, in the novel, the two protagonists are men, Kike Maillo decided to make Texel’s protagonist a woman: to make the outcome of the story less obvious but also because he wanted to film a female character who makes the justice.

Deception of Arnaud Desplechin

What is it about ? With Denis Podalydès, Léa Seydoux, Anouk Grinberg … London – 1987. Philip is a famous American writer exiled in London. His mistress regularly comes to meet him in his office, which is the refuge of the two lovers.

Did you know ? Deception marks several reunions. Among them, that between Arnaud Desplechin and Léa Seydoux after Roubaix, a light. The filmmaker also reunites with Denis Podalydès after How I disputed … (my sex life) and the TV movie La Forêt, as well as Emmanuelle Devos after Kings and Queen, A Christmas Tale, The Sentinel, How I argued. .. (my sex life), The Life of the Dead and Esther Kahn.

Children of the Sun by Majid Majidi

With Rouhollah Zamani, Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati …

What is it about ? In Tehran, 12-year-old Ali and his friends are hired by a dangerous criminal to find buried treasure hidden near a school. To access it, children must enroll in school and thanks to education, they begin to discover a different treasure: the one present in them.

Next Door by Daniel Brühl

With Daniel Brühl, Peter Kurth, Rike Eckermann …

What is it about ? Daniel is a famous actor who lives in a beautiful apartment. He is about to take off for London where the cast of a superhero film awaits him. While waiting for his driver, Daniel goes to the local bar without knowing that he is being followed by his mysterious neighbor …

Did you know ? For his debut as a director, Daniel Brühl chose to start with something personal that he could relate sincerely. He explains : “This film is about a man who could be me but who is not. Daniel, a married actor, father of a family, who lives in Berlin, rather on the left and aware of the challenges of society. Someone who has everything to be happy. One day, he meets his neighbor Bruno. “

Goodbye Mister Wong by Luang Kiyé-Simon

With Nini Phonesavanh Vilivong, Marc Barbé, Soulasath Saul …

What is it about ? At the edge of Lake Nam Ngum, in the north of Laos, the crossed destinies of France, a young woman coveted by two men coming from two very different worlds, and Hugo a French in search of the woman who left him one year earlier.

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