Paul Exben is a success story -- a great job, a beautiful wife and two wonderful sons. Despite the perfect surface of Paul's life, there are cracks and paranoia. Paul is not living his dream life, he has sacrificed his artistic passions to provide for his family. This is not the life he has been dreaming of. Tragically, his life is changed suddenly in a moment of madness that changes his life forever. One action forces Paul to assume a new identity and chance to pursue his dreams, but with the consequence of never seeing his family and living life on the run. In the vein of Hitchcock, Chabrol, and Polanski, director Eric Larigau creates a gripping existential psychological thriller with excellent performances from French stars Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve.
"This existential thriller is about a person who seeks personal freedom by becoming somebody else."
-Mark Jenkins, NPR
"For most of the film Lartigau creates the tension of a Hitchcockian thriller solely through Paul's interior struggle..."
-Chris Packham, VILLAGE VOICE
"Romain Duris [gives an] electrifying performance... his likable character becomes a man on the run barely able to stifle his panic."
-Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES
"It moves, with supple muscularity, toward a twisty and satisfying conclusion."
-Michael O'Sullivan, WASHINGTON POST
Directed by Eric Larigau. Rated PG-13.
France, 2012, Digital Projection, 114minutes, Color, French with English Subtitles.