Released this summer in its native France as Le Jour Attendra, this crime thriller from writer/director Edgar Marie, starring Olivier Marchal and Jacques Gamblin, has been rechristened Paris Countdown and is heading to select U.S. theaters on Friday, November 8, when it will also be available via various Video On Demand platforms.
Marie co-authored the book Pour une poignée de cerises, a sprawling true-life account of a famed French criminal outfit, which was the basis for A Gang Story directed by Marchal in 2011. (Marchal is a former cop turned actor turned filmmaker.) Marie also contributed scripts for Marchal's TV series, Braquo. So there's a good pedigree behind this film. Here's the official synopsis:
Unable to repay their debts, Milan and Victor, best friends and co-owners of a Paris nightclub are lured into a drug deal that goes bad. Tortured by police, they negotiate their freedom against an overwhelming testimony that condemns their psychotic liaison to prison. Six years later, the men's nightmare begins again when the psychopath is granted his freedom. Now, not having talked for years, the old friends are united again in order to survive. Paris Countdown is the directorial debut from celebrated writer Edgar Marie and from the producers of Point Blank and A Gang Story.