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Rebecca Zlotowski, 2013
France/Austria | French with English subtitles | Format: Digital projection | 94 minutes
New York Premiere! Director Rebecca Zlotowski in person!
A nuclear power plant serves as the setting for a forbidden romance as volatile as the facility itself in the intense, brilliantly acted second feature from Rebecca Zlotowski (Belle Epine). Gary (A Prophet's Tahar Rahim) is a poor, unskilled laborer looking for easy money and a place to fit in. Karole (Léa Seydoux) is the fiancée of longtime plant employee Toni (Denis Ménochet), one of the many underpaid men and women who daily brave illness and possible death from radiation poisoning. Soon Gary and Karole fall rapturously in love, and their moonlit trysts in the bucolic surrounding countryside pose a growing threat to the staff’s tight-knit bonds. Zlotowski focuses both on the everyday routines of the workers and on the swooning passions of the love triangle at the film’s heart, with electronica pulsating on the soundtrack as her characters gamble ever more perilously in work and love. Co-star Olivier Gourmet is nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 César Awards.
Read Film Comment magazine's interview with Rebecca Zlotowski about Grand Central.