LA RANÇON DE LA GLOIRE
French actor-director Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) unearths a rather unusual story that happened to Charlie Chaplin after he was buried in his tragicomedy The Price of Fame (La Rancon de la gloire). Though the true story, about two marginalized immigrants in 1970s Switzerland who decide to dig up Chaplin’s coffin for ransom money, is quite small, Beauvois manages to turn it into something big, brash and even quite moving through sheer mastery of the filmmaking tools at his disposal. This should do solid numbers when it’ll be released in France, and will be more of a specialty item abroad, though the material offers enough marketing hooks for savvy arthouse distributors everywhere to get their money’s worth.
Scénaristes XAVIER BEAUVOIS, ETIENNE COMAR
Assistant à la réalisation GUILLAUME BONNIER
2ème assistant SERGE MUSY
3ème assistante MARIEKE STAUB
Directrice de la photo CAROLINE CHAMPETIER
Ingénieurs du son JEAN-JACQUES FERRAN, ERCI BONNARD, LOÏC PRIAN
Scripte AGATHE GRAU
Décorateur YANNE MEGARD
Costumière FRANCOISE NICOLET
Régisseurs généraux THIBAULT MATTHEI, GASPARD HIRSCHI
Monteuse MARIE-JULIE MAILLE
Musique MICHEL LEGRAND
Casting BRIGITTE MOIDON
Attachée de presse AGNES CHABLOT
Xavier Beauvois,born 20 March 1967, is a French actor, film director and screenwriter. His film Don’t Forget You’re Going to Die was entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize.
His film Of Gods and Men received the Grand Prix and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The film was also selected as France’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.