February 10th 2017
The Cyclotron is a thriller that takes place at the end of the Second World War. Simone, a spy working for the Allies, is entrusted with the mission to find and execute Emil, a scrupulous Berlin scientist who discovered before the Americans the way to build an atomic bomb, and is fleeing with his secret. Simone finds him on a night train speeding towards Switzerland. German soldiers, led by König, a German scientist, who want to arrest Emil and make him talk before he leaves the country, are also chasing him. Things get complicated when memories of love and quantum mechanics get intertwined in the pursuit.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Olivier Asselin has written and directed several feature films, including La liberté d’une statue, Le siège de l’âme, Un capitalisme sentimental and Le Cyclotron, all historical films with a speculative dimension that revisit the history of science and technology of the 19th and 20th centuries. He is currently developing Necropolis, a life-size video game in augmented reality. He teaches contemporary art, expanded cinema and media arts at the Art History Department and Film Studies from the University of Montreal.
- 45eme FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA (5 au 16 octobre)
- 35ème Festival de cinéma international d’Abitibi Témiscamingue
- 2016 Whistler international film festival– PRIX BORSOS pour le Meilleur scénario et Meilleure direction photo
Scénario / script : Olivier asselin et / and lucille Fluet
Direction Photo / cinematography : Mathieu Laverdière
Conception artistique / Production design : Marie-Claude Gosselin
Costumes : Helen Rainbird
Monteur / editor : Michel Grou
Conception sonore / sound design :Simon Gervais, Martin Allard et / and Luc Bouchard (Bande à Part)
Mixage sonore / sound mix : Louis Gignac
Musique originale / original score :Gaëtan gravel et / and Patrice Dubuc
Prise de son / sound recording : Simon Goulet