The Assistant

A film by Christophe Ali et Nicolas Bonilauri, 2015

Genre: Thriller

Languages: French

Format: 2.35 – 16/9

Sound: 5.1

Running time: 87 min

Countries: France, Luxembourg, Belgium

Year: 2015


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As he is driving his wife to the maternity ward, Thomas runs over and kills a young man on the road. Marie-France, the mother, will not get over the mourning of her lost son. Nine years have passed. Marie-France has become Thomas’ secretary and dangerously starts to interfere into his life, with one idea in mind: to get closer to his son…



Directors : Christophe Ali et Nicolas Bonilauri

Script : Christophe Ali, Nicolas Bonilauri, Jacques Sotty et Philippe Blasband

Image : Nicolas Massart

Sound : Philippe Kohn

Decors : Paul Rouschop

Costumes : Aliette Vliers

Editing : Erwin Ryckaert

Music : Jérôme Lemonnier




Nathalie Baye : Marie-France

Malik Zidi : Thomas

Johan Leysen : Eric

Sabrina Seyvecou : Audrey

Jean-Stan Dupac : Léo

Pierre-Alain Chapuis : Jean-Marc

Hervé Sogne : Pierre

Claudine Pelletier : Liliane

Aissatou Diop : Iman

Valérie Bodson : The mayor


Produced by Cinéma Defacto (FR), Tarantula (LU), Artemis (BE).


International sales : BAC Films


Malik Zidi est Thomas - ©Tarantula
Nathalie Baye et Malik Zidi - ©Tarantula
Malik Zidi et Nathalie Baye - ©Tarantula
Léo et Marie-France - ©Tarantula
Nathalie Baye et Jean-Stan Dupac - ©Tarantula
- ©Tarantula
Nathalie Baye est Marie-France - ©Tarantula


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