Chaired by filmmaker Regis Wargnier, the official jury of the International Festival of Detective Films of Beaune 2011 awarded the Grand Prize to the film “The Man from Nowhere” directed by Korean Jeong-Beom Lee.
The 3rd edition of Festival du film policier de Beaune 2011 just ended with the traditional ceremony awards. This year, the judges crowned “The Man From Nowhere” of Korean Jeong-Beom Lee (which succeeds “Dans ses yeuxs” by Juan Jose Campanella, Grand Prize Winner 2010), the story of a former special agent who decides to resume service to save a little girl.
Under the chairmanship of director Regis Wargnier, the official competition jury also awarded the Jury Prize to two films tied: “Tête de boeuf” by Belgian Michael R. Roskam, the story of a young farmer involved in trafficking of hormones who will see his life changed when a federal agent is murdered, and he was once murder of a German named Baran bo Odar, in this story, the peace of a small village and of its people is shattered by the murder of a teenager, similar to another murder committed 23 years earlier.
Besides, the press has also given the Critics Prize at two films, “Tête de boeuf” (two awards), tied with “Animal Kingdom” from Australia by David Michod, Grand Prize at Sundance 2010, which tells the immersion of a teenager in a criminal family in Melbourne. It is the American film “L’ Affaire Rachel Singer” by John Madden who has meanwhile won the votes of the Jury Special Police.
Finally, the New Blood Jury, chaired by Schoendoerffer, distinguished the offbeat “L.A., I Hate You” from French Yvan Gauthier.
The trailer for “The Man from Nowhere” Camille Lamourette
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