• ©Dulac Distribution

A film by Noémie Lvovsky, Drama, 110 min, Colour,



Production: Atelier De Production, Niko Film, Magie Rouge Productions, Les Films Du Poisson, Arte France Cinema & Bayerischer Rundfunk, Arte


Funded by: Filmförderungsanstalt, Centre National Du Cinéma, L'image Animée, Filmförderungsanstalt, La Région Île-De-France, La Région Bretagne, Cnc, Cineaxe 3, Cineventure 6, Cinémage 16, Cofinova 17, Cofinova 18

World sales: Ad Vitam


Distribution: Indie Sales 


In the 1920s, ALBERT, a slightly dubious magician, makes a young woman disappear in a beautiful hotel by the sea. The show goes on, flowers turn into doves, but the young woman MARTA seems to have vanished.Her deeply jealous husband CHARLES becomes impatient and angrily demands his wife back. Albert, in his distress, hands him a box and claims that the wife is inside. However, Charles can only open it if he has absolute trust in her, otherwise she will disappear forever.


Denis Podalydès, Sergi López, Noémie Lvovsky, Judith Chemla, François Morel, Damien Bonnard, Rebecca Marder, Paolo Mattei



Mathie and Thomas Verhaeghe, Nicole Gerhards, Noémie Lvovsky, Laetitita Gonzales


Noémie Lvovsky


Noemie Lvovsky. Florence Seyvos, Maud Ameline 


Irina Lubtschansky

Production Manager?

François Hamel 


Jean-Pierre Duret 


Yvett Rotscheid

Make Up

Virginie Duranteau


Annette Dutertre 

Music Feu! Chatterton

Arnaud Rebotini


Festivals & Awards

Cannes International Film Festival - Director's Fortnight - World Premiere
Hamburg International Film Festival - German Premiere


International Cinephile Society

"A project like this can only be the work of a director as audacious and provocative as Faouzi Bensaïdi, who has grown to be one of the most impactful voices in contemporary African cinema."