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Thanks to our forum member Nadine for the information. Apparently, the release date for ‘Le dernier vol‘ (The Last Flight) in France and French-speaking Switzerland has been pushed back to December 16, 2009. It now no longer faces direct competition from ‘Twilight: New Moon‘ – however ‘Avatar‘ opens in the same week.

There’s also a new synopsis, at least it’s a re-written version of the one we’ve posted back in March (translation by myself):

French Sahara, 1933
Having embarked on a search for the man she loves, who disappeared while attempting to fly from London to Cape (South Africa) by plane, the adventurer and aviator Marie Vallières de Beaumont is constrained to land her biplane close to an outpost of the French “Meharists” (French Foreign Legion) in the middle of the Sahara desert.

Faced with the young woman’s determination Antoine Chauvet, a lieutenant in conflict with his hierarchy, decides to help her in this hopeless quest – in a place called Ténéré (south central Sahara) which is both grandiose and hostile.

In this desert, which doesn’t lie, and in the abandonment the place imposes, Marie and Antoine are going to discover a truth they hadn’t expected.

Original French Synopsis:

Sahara Français, 1933
Partie à la recherche de l’homme qu’elle aime, disparu lors d’une tentative de traversé Londres/Le cap en avion, l’aventurière et aviatrice Marie Vallières de Beaumont est contrainte de poser son Biplan prés d’un poste avancé de « méhariste » français en plein désert Saharien.

Confronté à la détermination de la jeune femme, Antoine Chauvet, lieutenant en conflit avec sa hiérarchie, décide de l’aider dans cette quête désespérée, dans un lieu aussi grandiose et hostile que le Ténéré.

Dans ce désert qui ne ment pas, et dans l’abandon qu’il impose, Marie et Antoine découvriront une vérité à laquelle ils ne s’attendaient pas.

Also there’s a tentative theatrical release date for ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ (France): October 20, 2010.

  • Danielle
    Posted on September 11, 2009

    Thanks for the update! The Last Flight is sounding more and more romantic. I think I’m anticipating this more than Nine. Now that it’s pushed back to December in France, it probably won’t hit US theaters this year. =(

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