Paul Exben (Romain Duris, Russian Dolls, Paris) is a handsome and successful Parisian lawyer with a beautiful wife, two children, and a glimmering future in the firm he co-owns with his mentor, Anne (Catherine Deneuve). But behind this deceptively perfect façade lies a restless spirit who s uncomfortable in his conformist life and envies the freedom of his neighbor Greg, an uncompromising photojournalist. After Greg s unexpected death throws his life into chaos, Paul embarks on a cross-continent odyssey of self-discovery and reinvention, leading him to uncover the answer to the question: is it possible to become someone else?
With Hitchcockian precision and echoes of Patricia Highsmith s Tom Ripley, director Eric Lartigau (The Players, I Do) explores the themes of identity and creativity through one man s gripping journey from Paris and Brittany to Montenegro and points beyond, crafting a suspenseful thriller about the dangers that persist even after one engineers the ultimate fresh start.
It moves, with supple muscularity, toward a twisty and satisfying conclusion. --Michael O Sullivan, Washington Post
Duris is excellent, his hair and eyes growing wilder with each step of the journey, and he has solid support ... --Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Lartigau creates the tension of a Hitchcockian thriller --Chris Packman, Village Voice