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This year’s American Film Market will take place November 4 – 11, 2009 in Santa Monica, California, US. During that time a total of 445 films will be screened, many of which world premieres. Among those is Marion’s much awaited first leading role and her first French film since ‘La Vie en Rose‘ in ‘The Last Flight‘ (‘Le dernier vol’). It will be screened at the AMC Loews Broadway #3 cinema on the following days:

Thursday, November 5 – 11:00 AM
Sunday, November 8th – 11:00 AM

The American Film Market (AFM) is a marketplace where producers and sales companies license films to distributors. The AFM is not a festival. As far as I was able to see from their website the event is not open to the general public. As Marion will likely be stationed in that part of the world at the time to film ‘Inception‘ I’m wondering if she’ll attend?

In any case, the info page for ‘The Last Flight‘ tells us that the movie has a runtime of 98 minutes and provides us (finally) with an official English synopsis:

Marie, an obstinate, adventuresome, young pilot, sets out to track down her lover, who has vanished in the Sahara during a record flight attempt from London to Cape Town. Her unexpected arrival turns life upside down for a remote French Camel Corps troop that is already preoccupied with the stirrings of a Tuareg uprising.

Antoine, a captain in conflict with his superior officers, decides to help Marie with her desperate quest across a grandiose and hostile sea of sand.

In the oppressive heat, their desire to survive slowly binds them in a disturbing and unexpected love story.

Let’s hope all goes well for ‘The Last Flight‘ and some US distributor picks it up so that it will find its way to US theatres soon!

  • Danielle
    Posted on October 13, 2009

    I wish I could go to this screening!! But the best we can do is hope it finds a US distributor.. and one that will distribute it SOON! =) A little shorter runtime than I expected, but that’s fine.

  • Nadine
    Posted on October 15, 2009

    I noticed an interesting tibdit regarding this. The running time. According to Gaumont’s website it’s going to be 80 minutes yet the AFM press release states 98 minutes. Not sure which is the correct one, though being the type of film it is it’d probably need the additional 18 minutes for the story to run smoother.

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