Où est la main de l’homme sans tête?

A movie by Guillaume et Stéphane MALANDRIN – 2009

Eva, a young woman of twenty-five, is an Olympic diver: a champion. Her father, Peter, is her trainer. During a competition, Eva climbs to the platform of ten meters. She rushes when suddenly she sees a shadow in the basin. Terrified by this vision, Eva suddenly loses her balance, her skull hits the diving board and it is the fall. The black hole.

When Eva regains consciousness, it is at the hospital. Naturally, her father is at her bedside. For him, the accident is already past: the Olympic Games are approaching, the playoffs cannot be missed. But Eva does not hear it that way. The accident changed her as well as her existence. During her coma, her brother disappeared. She decides to force her memory to remember, to break that wall of silence that her father has erected all around her. Eva will come out of it distressed. Her family too, and nothing will ever be the same again.

Casting

Eva : Cécile DE FRANCE

Peter : Ulrich TUKUR

Mathias : Bouli LANNERS

Père Alex Ruyten : Jan HAMMENECKER

L’homme sans tête : Jacky LAMBERT

Paul : Edouard PIESSEVAUX

Docteur Seghers : Harry VAN RIJTHOVEN

Anne : Tamar VAN DEN DOP

L’homme sans main : Joseph MAZY

Technical list

Director – screenplay: Guillaume & Stéphane MALANDRIN

Original score: Jeff MERCELIS

Cinematography: Nicolas GUICHETEAU

Set design: Manu DEMEULEMEESTER & Eric BERNHARD

Sound recording: Pascal JASMES

Costumes: Isabelle LHOAS

Make up: Marleen HOLTHUIS & Marly VAN DE WARDT

Assistant director : Bob VANWAYENBERGH

Editing: Anne-Laure GUEGAN

Sound editing: Marc BASTIEN

Mixage : Franco PISCOPO

Producers : Vincent TAVIER, Philippe KAUFFMANN & Guillaume MALANDRIN

Co-Producer : Arlette ZYLBERBERG

Production

Producers: La Parti Production

In coproduction with: Liaison Cinématographie & Graniet Film

International sales: Wild Bunch

Distribution Belgium: Lumière & Un Soir, Un Grain

Technical file

Shooting date: October–November 2006

Shooting location: Wallonie Brussels – Belgium