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MARIE ET LES NAUFRAGÉS / Marie and the Misfits

MARIE ET LES NAUFRAGÉS / Marie and the Misfits

An alternative love triangle swinging between fiction and literature: Marie is an alluring young woman who lacks self-confidence. When she leaves Antoine, a melancholic writer, she meets with Simeon, a jobless journalist. Yet, she prefers to let fate decide her future. Antoine and Simeon become obsessed by an elusive Marie. This is a story of desperate souls between Paris and an island in Brittany. It’s also a story about a story being written. With nearly a dozen shorts and four features (plus a fifth one already in the can), the prolific writer-director Sébastien Betbeder is probably the closest thing France has to a Sundance-style indie filmmaker. (Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

SÉBASTIEN BETBEDER, born in 1975, is a French filmmaker. After his studies at the L’École des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux, he completed his degree at Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing. His first feature Nuage was screened in competition at the Locarno International Film Festival, 2 Autumns, 3 Winters and Journey to Greenland at the Cannes International Film Festival. // Films (selection): Nuage (2007), Les Nuits avec Théodore (Nights with Théodore, 2012), 2 Automnes, 3 Hivers (2 Autumns, 3 Winters, 2013), Inupiluk (2014), Voyage au Groënland (Journey to Greenland, 2016), Marie et les naufragés (Marie and the Misfits, 2016)

European Panorama Fiction 2017


France 2016
DCP / color
104 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Sylvain Verdet
François Quiqueré
Jérôme Aghion, Romain Dymny
Sébastien Tellier
Vimala Pons, Eric Cantona, Pierre Rochefort, Damien Chapelle, André Wilms, Emmanuelle Riva, Wim Willaert
Frédéric Dubreuil (Envie de Tempête Productions, FR)



Envie de Tempête Productions
18 rue des Cendriers
75020 Paris, France
World Sales

Alpha Violet
18 rue Soleillet
75020 Paris, France

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Moscow International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere