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Flight of the Storks

Director Jan Kounen scheduled to attend | May 25 & May 27

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.

Schedule
May 25, 2013
Saturday
8:30 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed
May 27, 2013
Monday
10:00 AM Harvard Exit 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.

Director Biography
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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Director: Jan Kounen
Principal Cast: Harry Treadway, Rutger Hauer, Clemens Schick, Perdita Weeks, Clemens Schick
Premiere Status: North America
Country: France, Germany, South Africa
Year: 2012
Running Time: 180 minutes
Producer: Thomas Anargyros, Edouard de Vesinne, Damien Couvreur
Screenplay: Jean-Christophe Grangé, Denis McGrath from Grangé’s novel
Cinematographers: Lance Gewer
Editors: Anny Danché, Florent Vassault
Music: Éric Neveux
Website: http://www.tf1international.com/fiche.php?Film=881
Filmography: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009); 99 Francs (2007); Darshan: The Embrance (2005); Other Worlds (2004); Renegade (2004); Dobermann (1997)
Language: English
Format: HDCAM
International Sales: TF1 International
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