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Ultimatum

Ultimatum

A Feature film by Alain Tasma

Produced by EuropaCorp Television (ex- CIPANGO)

Release in France : 30/09/2009

    Synopsis

    December 31, 1990. The ultimatum issued by the UNO to Irak expires in fifteen days: if Saddam Hussein doesn't withdraw from Koweit, the Allies have a mandate to use force. In the editorial rooms of the West, World War Three is discussed. In Jerusalem, anxiety is running high: Saddam Hussein threatens to use Scud missiles armed with chemical and bacteriological warheads against Israel.

    23-year-old Luisa, a French-Italian woman, is studying ancient history at Jerusalem university. Nathanael, a young French painter, makes ends meet by working as a security guard in East-Jerusalem. Their relationship, which is violent and complex, is of the "neither with you, nor without you" mode.

    Like them, their friends, neighbors, and acquaintances tensely wait for the end of the ultimatum, their anxiety increasing. How do you live when life is hanging by a thread? What do you do with your days, your nights when apocalypse is hovering?

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    EuropaCorp Television (ex- CIPANGO)

    Foreign production companies :

    Lama Films, Film Kairos

    French distribution :

    Mars Films

    Co-productions :

    Orange Studio, France 3 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Kinology

    Photos (8)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producers :

    Thomas Anargyros, Édouard de Vésinne

    Associate producer :

    Alexia de Beauvoir

    Screenwriter :

    Valérie Zenatti

    Director of Photography :

    Dominique Bouilleret

    Production Manager :

    Eitan Mansuri

    Editor :

    Marie-Sophie Dubus

    Music Composer :

    Cyril Morin

    Author of original work :

    Valérie Zenatti

    Line Producer :

    Frédéric Bruneel

    Co-producers :

    Amir Harel, Francesco Pamphili

    Sound recordists :

    Laurent Lafran, Ludovic Maucuit, Thomas Lefèvre

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Laurence Granec, Karine Ménard

    Production Designer :

    Miguel Markin

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French, Hebrew, Italian, English

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Israel, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Israel, Italy)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    30/09/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 41 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    119.953

    Visa issue date :

    20/07/2009

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Rating restrictions :

    None