2013 / Official Selection

TONIGHT AND THE PEOPLE

World Premiere

“In an imaginary Los Angeles, a bunch of cow-boys, a group of activists,
three hippies, four teenagers and a few gangsters are waiting for a major
event that is supposed to happen tonight. Meanwhile, they talk about their
values, dreams, ideal lovers, and about how politics affect their lives.” Such
is the synopsis of Neil Beloufa’s first feature film, the lengthy and logical
follow-up to several short films, including the beautiful Kampinski (2007).
But it should be added that this heterogeneous and unbelievable reunion is
caught in a rigorously ordered net. With sitcom-like flat lights, deliberately
artificial settings, recorded depthless voices uttering edited dialogues from
previous interviews, stereotyped cast and mechanical acting, nothing strays
out of line, life has deserted the place, leaving physical shells to their fate
as puppets. Although the project lies somewhere between a sociological
survey (it crudely reports the emptiness of truisms actually recorded) and a
study of imaginary representations (it piles up clichés of social positions
dictated by and reproduced on TV), the outcome of this detailed work
is something altogether different. Realism turns into fancy. Because the
apocalypse all the characters are waiting for has already happened, and we
are actually in Hell. (JPR)

Technical sheet

FRANCE/ÉTATS-UNIS
2013
Couleur
HD 2K
80’

Version originale
Anglais
Sous-titres
Français
Image
Guillaume le Grontec
Son
Jordan Miller, Arno Ledoux, Benjamin Laurent
Montage
Ermanno Corrado
Avec
Tony Audin, Joseph Bastian, Cibi Boomer, Sumiko Braun, Willis Cooks, Katie Davies, Cheryl Fidelman, Al Gerschutz, Alexandra Godinez, Bruce Harnishfeger, Gabriel Herrera, Kat Johnston, Trip Langley, Eve Lima, Michael Malcolm, Vince Romo, Alex Rotaru, Curtis Tyrone Scott, J.-T. Vancollie, Bryce Wieth

Production et distribution
Petit Film

Filmographie
– KEMPINSKI, 2007
– SAYRE AND MARCUS, 2009
– BRUNE RENAULT, 2010
– SANS TITRE, 2010
– THE ANALYST, THE RESEARCHER, THE SCREENWRITER, THE CGI TECH AND THE LAWYER, 2011
– PEOPLE’S PASSION, LIFESTYLE, BEAUTIFUL WINE, GIGANTIC GLASS TOWERS, ALL SURROUNDED BY WATER, 2011
– WORLD DOMINATION, 2012
– PARTY ISLAND, 2012
– REAL ESTATE, 2012

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