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In the Electric Mist

In the Electric Mist

FEATURE FILM 117'
Thriller

The new gripping thriller in English by Bertrand Tavernier, starring Tommy Lee Jones
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Based on James Lee Burke's best seller

Directed by

Bertrand Tavernier (Round Midnight, It all Starts Today, The Bait, D'Artagnan's Daughter)

Starring

Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Men In Black 1 & 2, Space Cowboys, Double Jeopardy, Batman Forever)
John Goodman (O Brother, The Big Lebowski)
Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead, Flightplan)
Ned Beatty (Superman 1 & 2, Cookie's Fortune)
Kelly MacDonald (No Country for Old Men, Nanny McPhee, Finding Neverland)

Production

Ithaca Pictures Inc., Little Bear Productions and TF1 International

2008 / Original language: English / Color / 2.35 / Dolby SRD / available in hd

New Iberia, Louisiana. Detective Dave Robicheaux is on the hunt of a serial killer who preys on young women. Driving home from another gruesome crime scene, Dave meets glamorous Hollywood star Elrod Sykes. Sykes is in town shooting his new movie, with backing from local crime kingpin Baby Feet Balboni. He tells Dave he saw a body lying in a swamp – the decomposed corpse of a black man in chains.
The discovery brings memories hurtling out of Dave's past. He senses the two cases are linked.
But as Dave gets closer to the murderer, the murderer gets closer to Dave and his family…

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DAVE ROBICHEAUX - Tommy Lee Jones
In the Valley of Elah
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival 2005)
Men In Black 1 & 2
Space Cowboys
Double Jeopardy
Batman Forever

JULIE “BABY FEET” BALBONI - John Goodman
O’ Brother, Where Art thou?
The Big Lebowski

ELROD T. SYKES - Peter Sarsgaard
Jarhead
Flightplan

TWINKY LEMOINE - Ned Beatty
Superman 1 & 2
Cookie’s Fortune

BEN HEBERT - James Gammon

GENERAL JOHN BELL HOOD - Levon Helm
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

KELLY DRUMOND - Kelly MacDonald
No Country For Old Men
Nanny McPhee
Finding Neverland

ROSIE GOMEZ - Justina Machado

LOU GIRARD - Pruitt Taylor Vince

And BOOTSIE ROBICHEAUX - Mary Steenburgen
Written by
Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski and Tommy Lee Jones
Based on James Lee Burke’s best-seller “In The Electric Mist With Confederate Dead"

Director
Bertrand Tavernier
(Round Midnight, It all starts today, The Bait, D'Artagnan's Daughter)

Produced by
Michael Fitzgerald - ITHACA PICTURES, INC.
(The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Pledge)
and Frédéric Bourboulon - LITTLE BEAR PRODUCTIONS
(It all starts today, The Bait, D'Artagnan's Daughter)
in coproduction with TF1 International

Production designer
Merideth Boswell
(The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada)

Director of photography
Bruno de Keyzer BSC
(Round Midnight, Sunday In The Country, Life And Nothing But)

Costumes
Kathy Kiatta
(The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada)

Editor
Roberto Silvi
(The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada)

Music
Marco Beltrami
(The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

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Berlin Film Festival (2009)
In Official Competition



Beaune (2009)
Grand Prix


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Well executed.
Cohesive & thought-provoking.
VARIETY

A panorama of low-life bayou society with a strong supporting cast.
SCREEN

A film of many excellent parts.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

In the Electric Mist is never less than deeply absorbing
Tavernier’s movie runs thick with gut-bucket jazz and blues.
LA WEEKLY

A powerful film, with true atmosphere.
VANITY FAIR

Actors are masterly.
LES INROCKUPTIBLES

A chilling thriller set in the Louisiana swamps. A resourceful story with surprising, mysterious scenes.
BILD

The city of New Iberia in eastern Louisiane is Robicheaux’s territory and “In The Electric Mist“ shows how the values and rites of yesteryear can again become topical in an age dominated by disasters and crises.
“In The Electric Mist” is a film with a special mood.
SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

Tommy Lee Jones’ performance as an aging policeman in “In The Electric Mist” shines, as always.
STERN

It’s a real pleasure to get caught up in this story as a spectator.
SPIEGEL

Highly success fusion of the American genre movie and a very European sensibility.
This movie captures the mysterious splendor of Louisiana.
Tavernier once again displays what a great director of actors he is.
LE SOIR (Belgique)

In the Electric Mist is a mood piece.
Tommy Lee brings out the complexity of his character with great restraint.
LA PRESSE (Canada)

Superbly crepuscular.
LE FIGARO

A melancholic, crepuscular atmosphere.
AFP

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