“11.6” – Apr 20th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 20th at 2:45 for 11.6 at the Avalon Theatre . Look for Laine wearing a green and white jacket in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

This movie is screening at Avalon Theatre as part of Filmfest DC. Please purchase your ticket in advance at http://www.missiontix.com/events/product/26208

A French heist film of uncommon intelligence and distinction, 11.6 is a measured retelling of what’s known of a true story in which an armored car driver, Toni Musulin (The Intouchables’ Francois Cluzet, here resembling a Gallic Dustin Hoffman), made off with $17 million dollars (11.6 million euros) in late 2009 without firing a shot. Many of the intriguing details of this odd caper are public knowledge, so producer-turned-director Philippe Godeau has chosen to make a low-key character thriller more about the journey than the destination. Cluzet’s Musulin is a man of many contradictions and mysterious motives: Did he really decide to stage the robbery not for the money but out of revenge for the company’s treatment of him? Why the red Ferrari and the bank loans? Almost existential in its elusiveness, 11.6 pioneers a new kind of film noir: the Whydunnit.

In French with English subtitles

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