30.09. - 09.10.2021

France is a Gas France 2015 | 86 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Benoit Forgeard

Benoît Forgeard (*1977) is an artistic all-rounder, working as a sculptor and graphic designer, actor and film-maker. He has made several shorts, of which three made it onto cinema screens under the title How to Succeed in Life in 2012. Gaz de France is his first full-length film.

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The year 2020. Bird has just been elected President of France because he had the best campaign song. His trademark is ludicrous incompetence. Michel Battement, the éminence grise who pulls Bird's strings, fears the worst. In the face of terrible opinion poll figures, he fears the loss of power and sees chaotic conditions on the horizon for the grande nation. Together with his bustling assistant, he plans a radical change of image for the president and assembles the best and brightest brains in the country for a brainstorming session in the basement of the Elysée Palace – which gives birth to some spectacular ideas. Gaz de France is a spectacle of the absurd from France's current shooting star director.
Original title: Gaz De France
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Benoit Forgeard
Screenplay: Benoit Forgeard, Emmanuel Lautréamont
Cast: Philippe Katerine, Olivier Rabourdin, Antoine Gouy, Alka Balbir, Philippe Laudenbach, Darius, Jean-Luc Vincent, Anne Steffens, Benoit Forgeard
Producer: Emmanuel Chaumet
Director of Photography: Thomas Favel
Music: Bertrand Burgalat
Production Design: Astrid Tonnelier
Editor: Benoît Forgeard, Nicolas Boucher
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Ecce Films
Production: Ecce Films
Contact: Joséphine Avril, Ecce Films:


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