Flight of the Storks
Director Jan Kounen scheduled to attend | May 25 & May 27
France | 2012 | 180 minutes | Jan Kounen
This stylish, globetrotting psychological thriller plays like David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo mixed with the amnesiac, wrong man madness of Christopher Nolan's Memento to create a tale of diamonds, dames, and killer storks.
May 25, 2013
AMC Pacific Place 11
|8:30 PM||Date has passed|
May 27, 2013
|10:00 AM||Date has passed|
Jonathan Anselme (Harry Treadway), a young English academic, has teamed up with Max Böhm, an amateur Swiss ornithologist, to follow storks on their migration from Switzerland to Africa. They hope to discover why so many of them never return from this trip. However, when Max is found dead in mysterious circumstances (high up in a stork’s nest), Jonathan decides to make the trip alone, never suspecting that he will find himself caught up in an international web of intrigue. While Swiss detective Dumaz investigates Max Böhm’s murky past, Jonathan journeys from Bulgarian gypsies to Israeli kibbutz to the confines of the Central African jungle, along the pathway of the migrating storks and their deadly secret. He is constantly confronted by the blurry/terrifying memories of his past, including old family friend Sonderman (a chilling Rutger Hauer). A tense thriller based on the eponymous novel by best-selling author Jean-Christophe Grangé, published in more than 15 languages, the twists and turns in this stunning mini-series builds to a terrifyingly satisfying climax.
Jan Kounen is a French filmmaker, producer, and screenwriter, originally born in the Netherlands. He made television commercials before directing his first feature film Doberman (1997), starring Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel. In 2007, he directed 99 Francs, starring Jean Dujardin.
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|Principal Cast:||Harry Treadway, Rutger Hauer, Clemens Schick, Perdita Weeks, Clemens Schick|
|Premier Status:||North America|
|Country:||France, Germany, South Africa|
|Running Time:||180 minutes|
|Producer:||Thomas Anargyros, Edouard de Vesinne, Damien Couvreur|
|Screenplay:||Jean-Christophe Grangé, Denis McGrath from Grangé’s novel|
|Editors:||Anny Danché, Florent Vassault|
|Filmography:||Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009); 99 Francs (2007); Darshan: The Embrance (2005); Other Worlds (2004); Renegade (2004); Dobermann (1997)|
|International Sales:||TF1 International|