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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Sightseers

Fortnight 2012, Feature film, 1h29

Synopsis

Tina has always lived a sheltered life with a possessive, meddling mother. For their first romantic holiday, Chris decides to show her England in his caravan. It’s quite a change of scenery for Tina. But the dream quickly turns to ashes when litterbug tourists, noisy youths and pre-booked caravan sites destroy Chris’s dream and all those who get in his way.

Director

Ben Wheatley

After Down Terrace and Kill List (opening in France on 11 July 2012), two critically acclaimed horror thrillers, Ben Wheatley takes on black comedy. Scripted by its two lead actors, Tourists is produced by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block, Scott Pilgrim) and marks Ben Wheatley’s first appearance on the Croisette.

Alice Lowe
Steve Oram

Screenplay
Alice Lowe & Steve Oram avec la participation d’Amy Jump

Image
Laurie Rose

Sound
Martin Pavey

Editing
Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley, Robin Hill

Music
Jim Williams

Set decoration
Jane Levick

Production :
Big Talk Pictures en association avec Rook Films
26 Nassau Street
W1W 7AQ, Londres – Royaume-Uni
Tél: +44 20 7255 1131
celia@bigtalkproductions.com
www.bigtalkproductions.com

Coproduction :
Rook FILMS (Royaume-Uni)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Protagonist Pictures
Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
W1F 8GQ Londres – Royaume-Uni
Tél : +44 7734 9000
info@protagonistpictures.com
www.protagonistpictures.com

Distribution :
Wild Side Films en association avec Le Pacte

Wild Side Films
42 rue de Clichy
75009 Paris – France
Tel : 01 42 25 82 00
www.wildside.fr

Le Pacte
5 rue Darcet
75017 Paris – France
Tél : +33 1 44 69 59 59
www.le-pacte.com

Presse / publicist :
Le Public Système Cinéma
Tél : 01 41 34 23 50/21 26
Céline Petit
cpetit@lepublicsystemecinema.fr
Clément Rébillat
crebillat@lepublicsystemecinema.fr

International press :
Premier PR
Tél : +44 207 292 8330.
Jonathan Rutter
Jonathan.Rutter@premierpr.com
Matthew Dinsdale
Matthew.Dinsdale@premierpr.com

Title in Original Version : Touristes

Press release

(…) un choc dont on ne s’est pas encore remis / par Olivier Père, sur son blog
an often hilarious British comedy / Screendaily
Ben Wheatley’s dark comedy premieres Wednesday in the Directors’ Fortnight / The Hollywood Reporter 
A wicked little road-trip pic in which a tacky couple discovers that cross-country caravanning makes it surprisingly easy — and fun! — to knock off the more obnoxious characters they encounter en route / Variety
Ben Wheatley’s dark comedy Sightseers / Screen
Ben Wheatley interview / timeout.com
A flesh-creepingly funny comedy / telegraph.co.uk
A combination of British naturalism, comedy and total gore on a caravan holiday /guardian.co.uk
Ben Wheatley’s ‘Sightseers’ – Or, “Natural Born Campers” – Is A Black-Comedy Holiday Hoot / indiewire.com
A killer comedy with deadpan delivery from Ben Wheatley / London Evening Standard
(…) une comédie trash / Le Journal du dimanche