L'INVITATION

FEATURE FILM

Directed by

Michael Cohen

Produced by

Nolita Cinema

Starring

Nicolas Bedos, Michaël Cohen, Camille Chamoux, Gustave Kervern, Patrick Préjean, Bernie Bonvoisin

Adapté de la BD de

Jim et Mermoux (Vents d'Ouest)

Written by

Michaël Cohen

Broadcasters

TV5 Monde

Partners

Orange Studio, Région Ile-de-France

International Releases

Belgique

Pitch

Paris. Raphaël, in his forties, and his wife Hélène are woken up in the middle of the night by the ringing of the telephone. It's Léo, his best friend, who's broken down on the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau, who asks him to come to his rescue. 

Raphaël refuses and tells him to call a tow truck, but Hélène insists that he goes to help him, as we don't leave friends in the mud. 

Upon his arrival, Raphaël discovers that he is not the only one who has come; in fact, Léo has called all his friends to create - what we should call - a "friendship test". A few days later, Raphael finds himself alone one night and he has the idea of setting up the same hoax. 

What if a friendship, a whole existence depended only on this one question: "Would you have gotten up to go and help out a friend at 3:00 in the morning?

 

Nominations et récompenses

  • Festival International du Film de St Jean de Luz, France
  • Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgique
  • Festival du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule, France
  • Festival Effervescence de Macon, France
  • Festival du Film d’Albi « Les Œillades », France

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