For the first time in the history of French television, Dix pour cent plunges us into the intense and madcap world of talent agents as we meet four colleagues who struggle to save their agency’s reputation after its founder’s death. With humor and wit, the agency partners juggle their chaotic personal lives with the needs of the demanding celebrities they represent. A feast of cameos, French movie stars play tongue-in-cheek versions of themselves in the innovative comedy that has been the fall season’s entertainment event in France. Produced by former agent to the stars Dominique Besnehard and co-artistic directed by Cédric Klapisch and Lola Doillon.
FOCUS ON TV-Cinema Convergence
High quality television series have proliferated ex- ponentially in the U.S. and elsewhere over the past several years, with original content being produced by sources ranging from HBO and Showtime to Netflix and Amazon. The credits that roll at the end of these shows are increasingly indistinguishable from those of feature films, as directors, producers, actors, and technicians at all levels move fluidly between the two mediums. Major international film festivals including Rotterdam, Berlin and Sundance all featured television in 2016. Despite a long history of investment by French television in film production, France has moved somewhat more slowly toward television-cinema convergence. The phenomenal critical and popular success of Dominique Besnehard’s Dix pour cent herald its resounding arrival on the French scene, further enhanced by its wry insider’s view of the French film industry.
(4/2/16 THEATRE 2)
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