Three Worlds

Trois mondes

MS14

Genre

Drama

Director

Catherine Corsini

Run time

1h 41min

Cast

Yves-Marie Omnes, Benoît Hillebrant, Olivier Dô Hùu

Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’ daughter, along with succeeding him as the head of a car dealership. One night, while coming back from his bachelor party, he commits a hit-and-run accident, urged by his two childhood friends present in the car. The next day, gnawed with guilt, Al decides to inquire about his victim. What he does not know is that Juliette, a young woman, has witnessed the entire accident from her balcony. She is the one who had called 911 and helped the victim’s wife Véra, a Moldavian illegal-immigrant. But when Juliette recognizes Al as the reckless driver in the hospital corridor, she is unable to denounce him…

„Corsini is as interested in the social landscape of her film as she is in the psychological underpinnings of her characters. She does a fine job delineating the three worlds, which finally embrace issues of money and class, insider and outsider, illegals and nationals, all wrapped up in a story of truth and lies. Compelling told and finely etched, this is a thriller with a brain.”

Piers Handling, Toronto Film Festival

Genre

Drama

Director

Catherine Corsini

Run time

1h 41min

Cast

Yves-Marie Omnes, Benoît Hillebrant, Olivier Dô Hùu

Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’ daughter, along with succeeding him as the head of a car dealership. One night, while coming back from his bachelor party, he commits a hit-and-run accident, urged by his two childhood friends present in the car. The next day, gnawed with guilt, Al decides to inquire about his victim. What he does not know is that Juliette, a young woman, has witnessed the entire accident from her balcony. She is the one who had called 911 and helped the victim’s wife Véra, a Moldavian illegal-immigrant. But when Juliette recognizes Al as the reckless driver in the hospital corridor, she is unable to denounce him…

„Corsini is as interested in the social landscape of her film as she is in the psychological underpinnings of her characters. She does a fine job delineating the three worlds, which finally embrace issues of money and class, insider and outsider, illegals and nationals, all wrapped up in a story of truth and lies. Compelling told and finely etched, this is a thriller with a brain.”

Piers Handling, Toronto Film Festival

Info

Rating

Under 14 Not Recommended

Production year

2012

Local distributor

Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival MTÜ

In cinema

11/18/2012