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The Sitting Duck

  • The Union Lady (Working title)
All titles (7)
Feature Film | 2022 | Drama, Political thriller | France, Germany

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Brief synopsis

"The Sitting Duck" is the true story of Maureen Kearney (Isabelle Huppert), the head union representative of a French multinational nuclear powerhouse. She became a whistleblower, denouncing top-secret deals that shook the French nuclear sector. Alone against the world, she fought government ministers and industry leaders, tooth and nail to bring the scandal to light and to defend more than 50,000 jobs…Her life was turned upside down when she was violently assaulted in her own home… The investigation is carried out under pressure: the subject is sensitive. Suddenly, new elements create doubt in the minds of the investigators. At first a victim, Maureen becomes a suspect.

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Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Isabelle HuppertMaureen Kearney [L]
Grégory GadeboisGilles Hugo [L]
François-Xavier DemaisonJean-Pierre Bachmann [L]
Pierre DeladonchampsBrémont [L]
Alexandra Maria LaraJulie [L]
Gilles CohenLawyer Temime [L]
Yvan AttalLuc Oursel [GS]
Marina FoïsAnne Lauvergeon [GS]
Mara TaquinFiona [SR]
Aloïse SauvageChambard [SR]
Christophe PaouArnaud Montebourg [SR]
Bernard GabayHenri Proglio [SR]
Christan HecqTirésias [SR]
Geno LechnerVéronique [SR]
Niko RavelHelmut Müller / Représentant Allemand [BP]
Juliana SmithPolice woman [BP]
Eszter PoppOuvriere hongroise [BP]
Elisabeth GobbersWorker [BP]
Clément GirenExecutive Areva [BP]
David RosseFlirting concert visitor [BP]
Nadine SchwitterÜbersetzterin [BP]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantSéverine Barré
Production accountantGerrit Jansen
1st ADMathieu Thouvenot
Crowd 2nd ADRobin Schu
NRW-Teil
NRW-Teil
Crowd 2nd ADAngel Pinar
NRW Teil
NRW Teil
Crowd marshallSonia Mandelbaum
Post production coordinatorGabrielle Juhel
Director of photographyJulien Hirsch
Casting directorJuliette Denis
Casting assistantCaroline Wormser
Extras/bit player castingAngel Pinar
Costume designerMarité Coutard
Costumer/wardrobe assistantDaria Alishiri
Germany/NRW
Germany/NRW
Additional costumersCarina Bülter
Additional costumersSylvia Führ
Additional costumersAntje Meyer
2 Tage
2 Tage
Costume department coordinatorBeatrix Albl
DirectorJean-Paul Salomé
EditorValérie Deseine-Soyer
EditorAïn Varet
Key gripSascha Ossendorf
Additional Grip Germany
Additional Grip Germany
Additional electricianBastian Deitermann
Makeup artist / hair stylistSusanne Jiritano
France & Germany
France & Germany
Makeup artist / hair stylistDolores Sanchez
France & Germany
France & Germany
Additional make up artistAnke Ebelt
1 Tag NRW
1 Tag NRW
ComposerBruno Coulais
ProducerBertrand Faivre
Co-producerBettina Brokemper
Production designerFrançoise Dupertuis
Art directorUtta Hagen
NRW
NRW
Set dresserFalk Wenzel
Germany/ NRW
Germany/ NRW
Set dresserChristian Schanzenbach
Germany / NRW
Germany / NRW
Practical electricianStefan Schauerte
Germany / NRW Motiv Polizeistation
Germany / NRW Motiv Polizeistation
Location scoutMarc Geimer
Zusatz
Zusatz
Location scoutDorothee Leuck
Art department traineeSoiouna Hassani
Line producerSascha Verhey
Germany
Germany
Production managerJean-Christophe Colson
Assistant production managerAmbre Guillou
Unit manager (local system)Frédéric Morin
Location managerFranz Runge
NRW
NRW
Set manager/ floor managerRené Kibrité
Deuts
Deuts
Production assistantLars C Fliegner
Production driverErik Merten
Dreh NRW
Dreh NRW
Set runnerAlice Ressel
NRW Part
NRW Part
Set runnerTom Lawrence Franklin
7 shooting days NRW
7 shooting days NRW
Set runnerLennart Hart
ScreenwriterFadette Drouard
ScreenwriterJean-Paul Salomé
Literary sourceCaroline Michel-Aguirre
book
book
Production sound mixerChristoph Schilling
Boom operatorFabien Loucheur

Production companies

CompanyComment
Le Bureau [fr]
Heimatfilm GmbH & Co. KG [de]
coproduction
coproduction
France 2 Cinéma [fr]
coproduction
coproduction
Restons Groupés Productions [fr]
coproduction
coproduction
Les Films du Camélia [fr]
coproduction
coproduction

Distribution / Sales companies

CompanyComment
Cinobo [gr]
Greece
Greece
Filmladen Filmverleih GmbH [at]
Austria (theatrical)
Austria (theatrical)
I Wonder Pictures
Le Bureau [fr]
International Sales
International Sales
Le Pacte [fr]
France (theatrical)
France (theatrical)
Weltkino Filmverleih GmbH [de]
Germany (theatrical) 2023
Germany (theatrical) 2023

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Lighting and UtilitiesMaier Bros. GmbH
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
Komparsenabrechnung
Komparsenabrechnung
Production ServicesGinzel Security Services GmbH (formerly CrossLine-Security Block and More)
Bewachungen und Fahrzeugumsetzungen bis 12to
Bewachungen und Fahrzeugumsetzungen bis 12to
Production ServicesJOLA-Rent
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationGinzel Security Services GmbH (formerly CrossLine-Security Block and More)
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationRoad Rebel
Vehicles and aircraftsGrünhagen Filmfahrzeuge

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Jean-Paul Salomé2022Film Festival Cologne [de]
NRW Competition
NRW CompetitionNominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2023TurkeyIstanbul Film Festival
2022ItalyVenice International Film Festival
2022GermanyFilm Festival Cologne

TV-broadcast

TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFranceOCS [fr]Saturday, 30/09/2023, 5.15 PMOCS Max
RepeatFranceOCS [fr]Thursday, 28/09/2023, 10.30 AM
RepeatFranceOCS [fr]Friday, 22/09/2023, 6.55 PMOCS Max

Cinema releases and premieres

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseItalyThursday, 21/09/2023
Theatre releaseGreeceThursday, 07/09/2023
Theatre releaseAustriaFriday, 05/05/2023
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 27/04/2023
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 01/03/2023
PremiereFriday, 02/09/2022Venice International Film Festival [it]