Grand Central (film)

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Grand Central
Grand Central poster.jpg
French release poster
Directed by Rebecca Zlotowski
Produced by Frédéric Jouve
Written by Rebecca Zlotowski
Gaëlle Macé
Starring Tahar Rahim
Léa Seydoux
Music by Robin Coudert
Cinematography Georges Lechaptois
Edited by Julien Lacheray
Production
company
Les Films Velvet
France 3 Cinéma
Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production
Distributed by Ad Vitam Distribution
Release date
  • 18 May 2013 (2013-05-18) (Cannes)
  • 28 August 2013 (2013-08-28) (France)
Running time
95 minutes[1]
Country France
Austria
Language French
Budget $3.9 million
Box office $1.7 million[2]

Grand Central is a 2013 French-Austrian romance film co-written and directed by Rebecca Zlotowski. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival[3] where it won the François Chalais Prize.[4]

Plot[edit]

Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone. Inducted into the workforce by supervisor Gilles and veteran Toni, Gary discovers that radiation contamination is not just a risk factor but an everyday hazard. At the same time, he begins an illicit affair with Karole, Toni's fiancée. It turns out that Toni is sterile, and Karole becomes pregnant by Gary.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Indie pop singer Jeremy Jay recorded the song "Ghost Tracks" for the soundtrack.[5]

Accolades[edit]

Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Cabourg Film Festival Grand Prix Grand Central Won
2013 Cannes Film Festival François Chalais Prize Grand Central Won
Prix Un Certain Regard Grand Central Nominated
39th César Awards[6][7] Best Supporting Actor Olivier Gourmet Nominated
Globes de Cristal Award Best Film Grand Central Nominated
19th Lumières Awards Best Film Grand Central Nominated
Best Director Rebecca Zlotowski Nominated
Best Actor Tahar Rahim Nominated
Best Actress Léa Seydoux Won
Special Jury Prize Grand Central Won
4th Magritte Awards Best Supporting Actor Olivier Gourmet Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grand Central (15)". StudioCanal. British Board of Film Classification. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Grand Central (2013)- JPBox-Office". Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cannes:le prix François Chalais attribué à Rebecca Zlotowski pour "Grand Central"". Le Monde.fr. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Jeremy Jay. Frenchsymphony.com Retrieved 21 April 2015
  6. ^ "Berenice Bejo, Lea Seydoux, Roman Polanski Among France's Cesar Awards Nominees". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "France's Cesar Awards: 'Me, Myself and Mum' Wins Best Film". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 

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