Beaune Jury Award goes to Norwegian Headhunters
by Fabien Lemercier
02/04/2012 - While the Grand Prix at the fourth International Crime Film Festival in Beaune yesterday went to American feature film Margin Call by J.C.Chandor (distribution in France by ARP Sélection on May 2), European productions swept up the rest of the awards.
The Jury Award went to Headhunters [trailer] by Norwegian director Morten Tyldum, a German co-production unveiled in Locarno that went to Toronto, was a big hit in Scandinavian countries, and for whom Summit has acquired the rights for a remake. The film tells of the misadventures of a gallery-owner’s husband, an estimated member of a headhunting agency, who seems to lead an ideal life. But in reality, he regularly steals works of art to maintain his lifestyle. When he meets the owner of a Rubens painting, he starts to plan the greatest coup of his lifetime...
A jury of journalists awarded the Critics Award to Kill List [trailer] by British director Ben Wheatley (watch the interview - to be released in France on July 11 by Le Pacte & Wild Side Films), while a specialised jury made up of members of the police crowned Shadow Dancer [trailer] by his fellow-countryman James Marsh (discovered out of competition in Berlin – read the interview - to be released in France soon by Wild Bunch Distribution).
Finally, in the competition for first feature films, the New Blood Award went to A.C.A.B. : All Cops Are Bastards [trailer, film focus] by Italian filmmaker Stefano Sollima (read the article - to be released in France on July 18 by Bellissima Films ).
(Translated from French)