Archive of films 11.6 / 11.6
France / Belgium
2013, 102 min
Section: Official Selection - Competition
How is it that a security guy with an impeccable driving record managed to transport huge sums of money for ten years without any problem, and now he suddenly goes missing with more than eleven million euros in his van? Although it was the talk of France in 2009, director Philippe Godeau and François Cluzet, who plays real-life Toni Musulin, are more interested in the man’s motivations than in what happened to all that cash.
How is it that a security guy with an impeccable driving record transports huge sums of money for ten years, then one day vanishes into thin air with his van? This question interested the filmmakers more than the "action” side of a case that became the talk of France in 2009. What did Toni Musulin go through before deciding to exchange his tranquil life for that of an outlaw on the run from the police? Without meeting the actual perpetrator of "the crime of the century,” who is still doing time, the script writers attempted to reconstruct a portrait on the basis of available facts and testimony: they discovered a person simply fed up with his place in a society that barely acknowledged his existence. 11.6 does not belong to the crime genre, rather it is a psychological film with elements of social realism. Although the media try to turn Toni Musulin into a modern-day Robin Hood, François Cluzet conceives Toni as an antihero behind whose ambiguity we sense a certain dash of mystery. And not only because part of the loot still hasn’t been accounted for, but also and mainly because of the kind of person the protagonist is deep inside.
About the director
Philippe Godeau is best known as a producer with more than twenty films to his credit. He transformed his distribution firm Pan-Européenne into a production company where he produced Vitali Kanevsky’s Independent Life (Samostoyatelnaya zhizn, 1992) and two films by Jaco Van Dormael The Eighth Day (Le huitième jour, 1996) and Mr. Nobody (2009). As a director he debuted in 2009 with One for the Road (Le dernier pour la route), co-authored with Agnès de Sacy; the film was nominated for Césars for Best First Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. 11.6, co-written by the same author, is based on real events.
About the film
|Section:||Official Selection - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Agnès de Sacy, Philippe Godeau|
|Dir. of Photography:||Michel Amathieu|
|Producer:||Nathalie Gastaldo Godeau, Philippe Godeau|
|Cast:||François Cluzet, Bouli Lanners, Corinne Masiero, Juana Acosta|
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