Parc (film)

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Directed byArnaud des Pallières
Written byJohn Cheever
Arnaud des Pallières
Produced byMarie Guirauden
Serge Lalou
StarringSergi López
Jean-Marc Barr
Geraldine Chaplin
Nathalie Richard
CinematographyJeanne Lapoirie
Edited byArnaud des Pallières
Music byMartin Wheeler
Distributed byAd Vitam Distribution
Release dates
  • 11 September 2008 (2008-09-11) (Toronto)
  • 14 January 2009 (2009-01-14) (France)
Running time
109 minutes
Budget$2.8 million
Box office$96.000[1]

Parc is a 2008 French drama film directed by Arnaud des Pallières. The film is based on John Cheever's 1969 novel Bullet Park. The film stars Sergi López, Jean-Marc Barr and Geraldine Chaplin. The film had its international premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival on 11 September.


Georges Clou (Lopez) is a successful salesman, enjoying the fruits of his labour as a resident of an exclusive gated community in the French Riviera. His life is seemingly idyllic, a beautiful home, a loving wife and a son. Appearances are deceptive as this idyllic vision is spoiled by the traumas his teenage son endures. Elsewhere in the community, Paul Marteau (Barr), arrives with a troubled past and uncertain future.[2]



For the adaptation, the filmmaker transported the script from the United States to the French Riviera, with most of the action taking place around Nice.[3]


Positif described the film as "a curious fusion between the world of Chabrol and Lynch that awakens a riot of empathic anti-establishment feeling".[3]


  1. ^ "Parc (2009) - JPBox-Office".
  2. ^ Parc, by Arnaud des Pallières France in London. 21 October 2008
  3. ^ a b Parc. Positif. Volume 575 January 2009

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