RACER AND THE JAILBIRD (Le Fidèle)
Belgium/France – 130 min. – language: French/Dutch
[Official selection – Out of Competition]
RACER AND THE JAILBIRD (Le Fidèle) by Oscar®-nominated director Michaël R. Roskam will have its world premiere in Official Selection, Out of Competition. This is Roskam’s third feature film after the internationally acclaimed Oscar-nominated Bullhead (2011) and his American debut The Drop (2014).
Racer and the Jailbird brings Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead, De Rouille et d’Os) and French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos (La Vie d’Adèle) together in a dark romantic drama against the backdrop of Belgium’s crime underworld.
When Gino meets racing driver Bénédicte, it’s love at first sight. Passionate. Unconditional. Fiery. But Gino has a secret. The kind of secret that can endanger your life and the lives of those around you. Gino and Bénédicte will have to fight against fate, reason and their own weaknesses to save their love.
Roskam wrote Racer and the Jailbird’s screenplay with Thomas Bidegain (Dheepan, De rouille et d’os) and Noé Debré (Dheepan). The film is produced by Savage Film (Belgium) and Stone Angels (France), with Pathé, Wild Bunch and Eyeworks Film Tv Drama.
International Sales are handled by Wild Bunch.
Press Screening : Thursday 7 Sept. – 19:45 – Sala Darsena
2nd Press Screening : Thursday 7 Sept. – 22:00 – Sala Perla
Official Screening : Friday 8 Sept. – 19:30 – Sala Grande
Additional Screening : Friday 8 Sept. – 20:30 – Palabiennale
2nd Additional Screening : Saturday 9 Sept. – 10:10 – Palabiennale
Friday 8 Sept. – 13:00 – Press Conference Room / Palazzo del Casinó – 3rd floor
Followed by the Official Photocall
Talent in Venice
Michaël R. Roskam (director) : Sept. 7-9
Matthias Schoenaerts (actor) : Sept. 7-9
Adèle Exarchopoulos (actress) : Sept 7-9
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