David Knight - 30th Apr 2012

A tale of two cross-dressing men - one leading a secret double-life - for Joakim's Nothing Gold, expertly told by Victor Lech partly through an effective split-screen technique that leads to a bravura climax.

"The point was to tell the love story between Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle, but with two guys," says Victor. "I thought that having two transvestites as main characters was visually interesting and that it would bring embarrassment and appeal.

"I've always been a fan of Joakim, Nothing Gold gives a good image of his work: lots of drums but also screaming synths. All these elements pushed me to this idea of split screen: two hurt lives ending up in a perfect and beautiful match."

Credits

DirectorVictor Lech
ProducerGregory Escure
Production CompanyBasic Films
Line ProducerM
Director of PhotographyJérémie Saint
1st ADMark Zarka
Camera operatorCéline Gueroult
Casting directorHelmi Charni
Make-upCindy Bohn
StylistJoy M
PropsAlexis Grahovac, Lucas Schwartz, Claire Bijan (ADN Electros)
GripXavier Leblanc
Postproduction
EditorMaxime Siegle
SoundCharles Fombonne

David Knight - 30th Apr 2012

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