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Black Heaven - Preview

Black Heaven

Preview by Jack Foley

TRON Meets Blue Velvet in Black Heaven, a stylish and sexy French techno-thriller from the creative partnership behind Lemming and Harry, He’s Here To Help.

Gilles Marchand (Who Killed Bambi?) directs from a script co-written with his regular collaborator and fellow director Dominik Moll (Lemming; Harry, He’s Here To Help) to produce a movie that has been described as “inventive” (Variety), “intelligent… [and] riveting” (Hollywood Reporter).

Starring French screen goddess and Cesar Award nominee Louise Bourgoin (The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec; The Girl From Monaco), who here displays “a peachy sex appeal that she makes electric”, the film co-stars fellow Cesar Award nominees Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet (The Princess Of Montpensier) and Pauline Etienne (Silent Voice; Restless).

Young lovers Gaspard (Leprince-Ringuet) and Marion (Etienne) are enjoying summer in the south of France when they stumble upon a lost cell phone. Intrigued by some of the text messages on the phone, they decide to secretly track down its owner.

What begins as a seemingly harmless game takes a dark turn when they find a man dead in an exhaust fume filled car, the victim of what appears to be a bizarre suicide pact. Next to him is an unconscious girl, Audrey (Bourgoin).

Several days later, Gaspard coincidentally runs into Audrey at the apartment of a local drug dealer and immediately becomes obsessed by this beautiful and enigmatic woman.

His fixation leads him into a dangerously addictive online role-playing video game, Black Hole, in which he sets about seeking out Audrey’s ‘avatar’, Sam, a fetishistic nightclub singer who lures victims in the virtual world and seduces them into committing suicide with her.

But Gaspard soon discovers that for Audrey/Sam the line between fantasy and reality is rapidly disappearing.

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Q. Which French screen Godess takes the lead role in Black Heaven

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Black Heaven (cert. 15) will be released on DVD by Arrow Films on September 5, 2011.