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CRAWL
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Written and directed by Hervé Lasgouttes and co-written with Loïc Delafoulhouze

In coproduction with Sensito Films

Distribution
France: Premium Films

International sales
Premium Films

In Cornouaille, Brittany, land of dunes and the ocean, lives Martin, 25. A handsome young man, free-spirited and often alone in the open air, he knows better than anyone how to catch a mullet to grill. His only possession is an old Ford Taunus which takes him wherever his mood guides him. He has never held down a job for too long, and lives with very little in his father's run-down house, where all he does is sleep.
But recently, he has been seeing Gwen, a mysterious girl who lives alone in a mobile home, and swims every day in the open water, even in the coldest days of winter. Gwen, 28, is a pretty girl, zany, shy but at times harsh and jealously secret. She works in a fish canning factory, and is saving all she can to go to Mexico to take part in a competition in the high seas.
When Gwen becomes pregnant by Martin, she determinedly accepts this unexpected development, but she won't give up on her dream of leaving.
Martin, on the other hand, continues his life of odd jobs and petty theft, and seems to ignore that he will soon be a father. That is, until the day he is accused of murder. The arrival of the child reunites the couple, and the untameable Martin finds himself saved by the love of Gwen.


ARTISTIC LIST

Swann Arlaud:
MARTIN
Nina Meurisse:
GWEN
Anne Marivin:
CORINNE
Gilles Cohen:
JEAN
Jean-Marie Frin
THE FATHER

TECHNICAL LIST

Director:
Hervé Lasgouttes
Co-writer:
Loïc Delafoulhouze
Director of Production:
Juliette Lambours
First Assistant Director:
Victoire Gounod
Director of Casting:
Laure Cochener
General Manager:
Marianne Gielara
Chief Image Operator:
Emmanuelle Le Fur
Chief Set Designer:
Erwan Le Floc’h
Chief Costume Designer:
Alice Cambournac
Chief Sound Operator:
Christophe Giovannoni
Chief Electrician:
Gwendal Quistrebert
Chief Set Engineer:
Bruno Dransart
Head of Make-up:
Fabienne Le Goff
Selections :
Göteborg International Film Festival
Rendez-vous Unifrance
25th Panorama of European Film, Athens
Palm Springs International Film festival
Tübingen-Stuttgart Festival of French-speaking Films 2012
Bratislava International Film Festival- International competition of First and Second Feature Films 2012
Venice Film Festival - Film of cloture Venice Days
Rome French Institute
29th Mons International Love Film Festival
VVenice Days (Italy)
Festival du film francophone de Tübingen - Stuttgart – 2012 (Germany)
Bratislava International Film Festival (Slovakia)
25th Panorama of European Cinema (Greece)
Palm Springs International Film (USA)
Rendez-Vous Unifrance (France)
Goteborg (Sweden)
29ème Festival International du Film d'Amour de Mons (Belgium)
L'Institut Français de Rome (Italy)
7ème édition du Festival International du Film Policier de Liège (Belgium)
Subversive Film Festival (Croatia)
Rendez-vous du cinéma français (Norway)
Rencontres Cinématographiques de BEJAIA (Algeria)
Boston French Film Festival (USA)
Five Lakes Film Festival (Germany)
BAFICI (Argentina)
EYE - Film Institute (Netherlands)
Cleveland Film Society (USA)
Bisbane International Film Festival (Australia)
Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia)
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival (Finland)
Festival internacional de Cinede Monterrey (Mexico)
Sanfic - Santiago International Film Festival (Chile)
Helsinki Intl' Film Festival - Love & Anarchy (Finland)
Valdivia (Chile)
Institut Français (Koweit)
Berkshire International Films Festival (USA)
French Cinema Now (USA)
15th Norrköping Film Festival “Flimmer” (Sweden)
Adelaide Film Festival (Australia)
New Orleans Film Festival (USA)
Chicago International Film Festival (USA)
2-in-1 (Russia)
Tokyo IFF (Japan)
Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia)
Austin Film Festival (USA)
Festa do Cinema Francês (Portugal)
Oldenburg International Film Festival (Germany)
18th Split Film Festival / International Festival of New Film (Croatia)
Eurasia International Film Festival (Kazakhstan)
V Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali (FICCALI) (Comlombia)
New Orleans Film Festival (USA)
Cinemania, Quebec (Canada)
Cucalorus Film Festival (USA)
AFI Festival (USA)
French Cinepanorama (Hong Kong)
Mar del Plata (Argentina)
MyFrenchFilmFestival
Madeira Film Festival (Portugal)
Nara IFF (Japan)


Awards:
Europa Cinema Label for Best European Film.
New films distribution Help Award at the Tübingen-Stuttgart Festival of French-speaking Films 2012


 

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