Love in the shadow of death. Unskilled labourer Gary takes a job at a French nuclear power plant. He finds himself joining a community of co-workers that has its own rules and is characterized by a very strong bond between its members. No wonder: mutual trust is vital in a workplace where anyone’s error can expose them all to a harmful dose of radiation. Gary betrays this trust when he gets to know his colleague Toni’s beautiful fiancée. Love and radioactivity – powerful invisible forces that can do good or wreak destruction. Based on this unusual analogy, Rebecca Zlotowski infuses a realistic study of this working world with romantic motifs in her second feature film, GRAND CENTRAL. The movie is easily carried by the two outstanding main actors: Léa Seydoux (BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR) and Tahar Ramin, who is also due in cinemas soon as the star of Fatih Akins “The Cut.” Even at a young age, both have the radiant charisma of classic movie stars, but their characters still remain credible throughout.
Gaëlle Mace, Rebecca Zlotowski
Frédéric Jouve, Marie Lecoq, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Cédric Deloche, Gwennolé Le Borgne, Alexis Place, Marc Doisne
Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet, Denis Menochet, Johan Libereau, Nozha Khouadra, Nahuel Perez Biscayart
Miromesnil, 75008 Paris
Selected filmography Rebecca Zlotowski
BELLE EPINE (2010)