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French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: Kompromat
July 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Based on incredible true events, Jérôme Salle’s gripping new political thriller depicts the remarkable story of a French public servant who unwittingly found himself in conflict with one of the modern era’s most powerful and dangerous forces: Russia’s FSB.
Gilles Lellouche stars as Mathieu, a gregarious and dedicated diplomat who accepts a posting to Irkutsk as the head of Siberia’s Alliance Française. He hopes the change will be good for his family and struggling marriage, but before long Mathieu’s staging of cultural events and support of artistic expression sees him fall afoul of local authorities. Accused of a terrible crime, he soon realises someone has fabricated a case with Russia’s Federal Security Service; he has been framed.
Arrested, imprisoned and isolated, Mathieu has nowhere to turn. Defending himself is impossible, the French authorities are helpless… it seems he has no choice: to try and escape.
With top-notch direction and excellent performances by its entire cast (including Cold War’s fabulous Joanna Kulig) and featuring several pulse-pounding setpieces to rival the best of Bourne, Kompromat is high-octane French cinema at its most compelling and entertaining. See it before the inevitable and likely inferior Hollywood remake!
How to buy tickets
Tickets are sold through the participating venues.
In cinemas: At box offices daily until sold out. Cinemas can only sell tickets for their respective venues.
Online: At frenchfilmfestival.co.nz Select your session and you will be redirected from there to the appropriate cinema site. Booking fees may apply. Check with cinemas for festival pricing.