Director: Jérôme Salle Run Time: 127 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Gilles Lellouche, Joanna Kulig, Mikhail Gorevoy, Mikhail Safronov, Sasha Piltsin
Language: French, Russian
About the film:
Based on incredible true events, Jérome Salle’s gripping new espionage thriller depicts the remarkable story of a French public servant who unwittingly finds himself in conflict with one of the modern era’s most powerful and dangerous forces: Russia’s FSB.
Mathieu, a member of the French institute in Irkutsk, is arrested overnight by the Russian authorities. Imprisoned and accused of sexual abuse on his own daughter, he realizes he is a victim of a Kompromat. With the help of the FSB, someone has built up a case to frame him. Isolated, he has no one to turn to. Proving his innocence is impossible: the only solution is to escape.
About the filmmaker:
Jérôme Salle is a French director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his feature directorial debut Anthony Zimmer (2005), which earned him a César nomination for best first film and was remade in English as The Tourist (2010) starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Joli. Salle’s other feature films include the comic book adaptations The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2008) and Largo Winch II (2011), 2013 Cannes Film Festival closing film Zulu (2013), and The Odyssey (2016), a biographical film about Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Inspired by a true story, Kompromat (2023) is his sixth feature film.See our upcoming films