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Jacqueline Sauvage : Best TV Movie Award at COLCOA

L.A.’s annual French film festival COLCOA founded in 1997 is the unique event to present to an audience of professionals of American cinema a panorama of French production in all its diversity. Every year for nine days, it screens over fifty French features and short films. Since 2015, a television section has been added.

2019 award granted JACQUELINE SAUVAGE, IT WAS HIM OR ME. Based on a true story, the TV movie has been a record-breaking rating when broadcasted in France with 9M viewers (40% of market share on TF1 prime time)

About Jacqueline Sauvage, it was him or me (Jacqueline Sauvage, c’était lui ou moi)
Tv Movie 96’ (2x45’)
Directed : Yves Rénier (Designated Killer, Moulin is back)
Written by: Catherine Touzet, Marie Deshaires, Jean Faculete, Nagar Djavadi
Catherine Touzet and Marie Deshaires (Le Secret d’Elise), Jean Falculete, Negar Djavadi
Starring : Muriel Robin (The Poisoner, Captain Marleau)
Olivier Marchal (36th Precinct, Braquo, Elite Squad),Alix Poisson,Armelle Deutsch,Samantha Renier, Laura Sepul, Erika Sainte
Production : Franck Calderon - Les Films du 24

On Monday, September 10, 2012, Jacqueline shot three bullets into her husband's back. Her tormentor was dead!Jacqueline's story turns into the most highly mediatized court case in recent years. As she waits in prison, on trial for murder, she is forced to relive the drama and trauma she and her children endured. Jacqueline is so terrorized and helpless, she can't even begin to explain the life of shame she has been repressing for 47 years!Punished for her silence, she gets convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison! But with the unfaltering support of her daughters, and the work of dedicated lawyers who fight tooth and nail on her behalf, Jacqueline manages to come out of silence and little by little, tell the story of her personal hell.

The news media buzzes with controversy over her personality as the facts in her case lead us through endless twists and turns, charged with conflicting emotions. Will she be able to rise above her court conviction and win over public opinion?
From « I just wanted it to stop » of Jacqueline Sauvage with the collaboration of Mrs Janine Bonnagiunta and Mrs Nathalie Tomasini - Editions Fayard