Flight of the Storks Le vol des cigognes

Overview

Credits non contractual

  • Awards:

    • A tense intercontinental thriller based on the novel by best-selling author Jean-Christophe Grangé, “Flight of the Storks” published in more than 15 languages
  • Details:

    • 2x90 min - 'Action' - 'Adventure' - 'Crime /
      Investigation / Thriller' - 'Literary adaptation' - English
      - 2012
    • Color - 2.35 - Stereo + 5.1 - HD masters available
  • Based on the novel b:

  • Directed by:

    • Jan Kounen (Coco Chanel, Igor Stravinsky)
  • Cast:

    • Harry Treadaway (Lone Ranger, Fish Tank, Control, City of Ember)
    • Rutger Hauer (Batman Begins, Sin City, Blade Runner, The Hitcher)
    • Perdita Weeks (Titanic series, The Promise, The Tudors)
    • Clemens Schick (Largo Winch 2)
  • Produced by:

    • Europacorp Television (XIII)
  • Medias:

  • Photos

    Photos: © 2012 Moonlight HKS Productions cc - H & V Entertainement GmbH

  • Synopsis

    Jonathan Anselme, a young English academic, teams up with Max Böhm, an amateur ornithologist, to follow storks on their migration from Switzerland to Africa. Max wants to find out why some birds never return from this journey. However, after Max is found dead in mysterious circumstances, Jonathan decides to make the trip alone, never suspecting that he will find himself caught up in an international web of intrigue. While the Swiss detective Dumaz investigates Max Böhm’s murky past, Jonathan is forced to confront his own troubled history. He uncovers a trail of grisly murders travelling through Bulgaria, Turkey, the Middle East, Congo along the pathway of the migrating storks and their deadly secret.

  • Crew

    A thriller directed by
    Jan Kounen

    Written by
    Jean-Christophe Grangé and Denis McGrath
    (XIII the series)

    Based on the novel by
    Jean-Christophe Grangé
    (Crimson Rivers)

    Director of photography
    Lance Gewer
    (Tsotsi)
  • Press

    "Jan Kounen draws us into a wild, intuitive and freethinking adventure story"
    TV MAG

    "A spectacular fiction"
    METRO

    "A hypnotic and hallucinatory directing style"
    L'EXPRESS

    "An entertaining thriller, well played, wonderfully directed and enhanced by breathtaking landscapes"
    TELERAMA

    "Harry Treadaway delivers a top-notch performance in the lead role"
    VERSION FEMINA

  • The novel