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A Short film by Maxence Vassilyevitch

Production year : 2012

Actors (4)


When perfection leads to destruction. When forgiveness leads to redemption. When love leads to death. Paolo, aged thirty, is an anti-hero. Having been laid off, he falls intoa infernal spiral of drugs and of alcohol, so destroying his life and that of his family. For the good of their daughter, his wife, Francesca, decides to leave and leaves only Paolo alone with his remorse, his guilt and in his self-destruction.

The movie redraws the emotional journey of Paolo, who will go from Hell to Paradise thanks to the Purgatory, by resuming the plan established by Dante's Divine Comedy while inseminating the romanticism of the poetry by Keats.

While understanding his errors and by recognizing his faults, Paolo obtains the redemption which allows him to die in peace. Finally in his own paradise, he will find his wife and his daughter who) wait for him by the sea.

Full credits (15)

Assistant director :

Pauline Galtié

Screenwriter :

Maxence Vassilyevitch

Director of Photography :

George Oliver

Assistant Operator :

Darren Joe

Editors :

Maxence Vassilyevitch, Diane Weber

Continuity supervisor :

Bhairavi Patel

Music Composer :

Gabrielle Amelia Ridgeon

Sound Mixer :

Richard Pryke

Producer :

Diane Weber

Voice :

Ryan Davies, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Scarlet Phelan

Sound Recordist :

Matt Price

Production manager :

Janna Vladimirov

Sound editor :

Diane Weber

Production Designer :

Diane Weber

Costume designer :

Diane Weber

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Fiction, Experimental

Sub-genre :

Psychological drama, Fairy tale

Themes :

Love, Poetry, Travel

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Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

18 min 50 seconds

Production formats :

Super 16

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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