• Director(s): Dominic Allan
  • Producer(s): Dominic Allan
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2011
  • Duration: 86 min
  • Language: French
  • Format: Video HDCAM 1080/24p
  • Premiere status: None
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“I was the perfect example of a total bastard,” admits Jean Marc Calvet. From inside his art studio in Granada, Nicaragua, he is the model of a successful artist, selling paintings for tens of thousands of dollars. But as he invites the viewer on a tour of his seedy past, it soon becomes clear he speaks of what he knows. Via a troubled childhood and violent adolescence, Calvet was doing heavy drugs in France, working as a bodyguard after a stint as a vice cop, trying to support his young son. When a rich, mysterious American offered him the chance to abandon his life and move to America, he grabbed it, abruptly leaving his son behind. He soon finds himself on the run in Central America and on a course of extreme self-destruction, his son’s abandonment haunting his every waking moment. In this stylish, vibrantly edited film, he takes us with him on his search for redemption. His articulacy and self-awareness as he looks back on a harrowing life make this a masterfully told story.

Joint UK Premiere

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Director Filmography
  • 2004, The Pipeline
  • 2003, Mandela: The Living legend
  • 2002, Israel Undercover
Executive Producer(s):
Nicholas Allan, Maxyne Franklin, Jess Search, Beadie Finzi, Paul Raphael, Tom Roberts
Dewald Aukema
Edith Progue
Paul Carlin
Sales Contact
Dominic Allan
Job Title
Director / Producer
Firewalk Films
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