2013 / WORLD PREMIERE
31’ - IN FRENCH
Agit Pop, a French cultural magazine started a decade ago, is closing down due to severe financial problems. The ultimate closing times should be an occasion for joyous reunions among old friends, enemies and lovers around the completion of this special issue. This final day will become however a disaster on a Biblical scale.
director: Nicolas Pariser
screenplay: Nicolas Pariser
cinematography: Sébastien Buchmann
editing: Nicolas Desmaison
sound: Mathieu Descamps, Olivier Pelletier & Jocelyn Robert
production design: Erwan Le Gal
music: Mehdi Zannad
Tel. +33 (0)1 44 93 23 10
AGENCE DU COURT METRAGE
Tel. +33 (0)1 44 69 63 12
After The Republic, his previous short, a thriller telling the story of a succession war over the head of State among the members of a political party, Nicolas Pariser gives us Agit Pop. The film retains the same thematic of power struggle, but this time among the employees of a cultural magazine about to have its publication terminated. The film, which focuses on the publication of the last issue, is a singular comedy, which he himself defines thus : « a burlesque film with long shots, a lot of gags and extras, with a great depth of field and one set ». In other words, this is a film that takes risks and is proof of the director's ambition.
||by Bernard Payen