THE TOURNAMENT

A film by Elodie Namer

Cast : Adam CORBIER, Magne-Håvard BREKKE, Lou DE LAÂGE, Michelangelo PASSANITI

2014 / drama / France / original title : LE TOURNOI / 83’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film / International catalog

An International Chess Tournament is about to begin in Budapest, and a group of youngsters is doing some heavy partying in a 5-star hotel. Among them is 22 year old French mastermind Cal Fournier, the natural favourite in the competition. But when his chief adversary turns out to be an unknown nine-year-old prodigy, the invincible Cal begins to question everything. His late nights, his coach, his girlfriend, his fellow players… Cal may have a lot more to lose than a tournament.

Starring Lou de Laâge, César nomination for Most Promising Actress (Jappeloup).
DOP Julien Poupard (Party Girl, Caméra d’Or Cannes 2014).

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