Blackout

Broadcast: TF1 / 27 april 2011

90 min

 

Synopsis

A blackout hits part of the North-East of France. A few hours later, 250 million Europeans are plunged in the darkness, with no light, no heater, all the bearings of modern life gone. What will Manu, surgeon at Strasbourg university hospital, do when he learns about the disappearance of his two kids stuck in a train in the middle of nowhere? What about Yann who takes advantage of this blackout to escape from his jail truck, only to face his two kids? What will Béatrice, their mother and the town’s mayor, decide to do when the chemical factory right next to the Northern districts, threatens to blow at any time? What about Franka, carrying Yann’s child, the escapist, can she birth the child all by herself?

This massive blackout backs all these characters into a corner, for better or for worse. How do you survive when chaos sets in? You can’t live for 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food. How many can you live without electricity?

 

Credits

Producers

Ego Productions
Pascale Breugnot

Be Film

RTBF

Delux

RTS

Videntia Frames cédé à ETB

Casting

Cristiana Réali

Florent Pagny

Jean-Pierre Martins

Yann Sunberg

Gauthier Battoue

Tom Meziane

Director

René Manzor

Writers

Jérôme Enrico

René Manzor

Executive Producer

Pascal Wyn

Casting Direction

Gwendale Schmitz

Photography

Manuel Teran

Sound

Henri Morelle

Production Direction

Michel Dubois

Joanne Reichling

Set

Philippe Lacomblez

Editing

Philippe Bluard