A film by Arnaud Des Pallières

2008 France - Drama


Georges Nail lives in a new suburb. He's married, loves his wife, son and dog. Paul Hammer is good looking, rich and intelligent. But he is torn by his severe judgement of the world and a desire to be part of it. One day, their paths meet. Nail sees this meeting as an opportunity to create a new friendship. On his side, Hammer sees it as a new reason for living : to crucify the perfect image of the happy western man and his incarnation in the person of Georges Nail. A nail is the perfect victim for a hammer.

  • cast

    • Sergi Lopez (Georges Nail)
    • Jean-Marc Barr (Paul Hammer)
    • Nathalie Richard (Helen Nail)
    • Laurent Delbecque (Tony Nail)
  • crew

    • Producer
    • Serge Lalou (Les Films d'Ici)
    • Screenplay
    • Arnaud Des Pallières
    • Based on the novel by
    • John Cheever ("Bullet Park")
    • Cinematography
    • Jeanne Lapoirie
    • Music
    • Martin Wheeler
    • Editing
    • Arnaud Des Pallières
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 109 min
    • Format
    • 35mm - 1.85

awards & nominations

  • Venice 2008 - Orizzonti
  • Toronto 2008 - Discovery

screenings in festivals & markets