Yvan Attal, the popular French actor-director (“Le Brio,” “The Accusation”), directs “Breaking Point,” a seductive thriller in which he will star opposite Guillaume Canet, Marie-Josie Croze, Mawen and Alma Jodorowsky.
SND, the film arm of the French commercial network M6 Group, has French distribution rights and sold the film worldwide. The company will launch the project to buyers at the Unifrance Rendez-Vous, which will begin on January 10.
Currently in post-production, “Breaking Point” is produced by Curiosa Films, the well-established banner behind Claire Denis’ “Stars at Noon” and Javier Gianoli’s “Lost Illusions” Films Sous Influence outfit.
The movie revolves around two best friends, Vincent and Matthew, who lead very different lives. Vincent is constantly dealing with things that Matthew, a convenient alibi, is always covering up. Matthew, a rather loyal husband who lives a quiet life with his wife, feels compelled to protect Vincent because he saved his life years ago. But one day, when Matthew tries to smooth things over with Elsa, Vincent’s latest mistress, he unexpectedly falls in love with her. He is suddenly caught in a dangerous web of lies and deceit.
“I’ve always been interested in the idea of fate, free will and the spiral of bad decisions that people fall into,” said Atal, adding that the film “very much questions how much people will try and save themselves when they’re out there. of alternatives.”
Curiosa Films founder and producer Olivier Delbosque said the company was eager to “work with Ivan Attal one more time” after partnering on the César Award-nominated “The Accusation.”
“Evan has a unique sense of storytelling and a very cinematographic eye. His films are always timeless and instant classics in today’s society,” continued Delbosque.
“Breaking Point” was “an exciting project for SND to bring to international distributors,” said Rami Nahas, SND’s head of international distribution.
Nahas added, “Ivan Atal has assembled a stellar cast, both commercially and artistically, that will shine on screen.” The sales executive said that “Breaking Point” was “about seduction, love, betrayal and death” like “Gel Girl” or “Match Point”.
Atl co-wrote the screenplay with Eyal Langman, with whom he previously collaborated on films including “Le Brio” and “The Accusation”. “Breaking Point” is expected to arrive in 2024.