Promo Trailer for Nadège Trebal's French Drama 'Twelve Thousand'

August 1, 2019
Source: Vimeo

Twelve Thousand Trailer

"Find better than me, you little bastard." Shellac has debuted a festival promo trailer for the indie drama Twelve Thousand, originally titled Douze Mille in French (which just translates to the same). The film is premiering at the Locarn Film Festival coming up in a few weeks, and is seeking international distribution to go along with the initial unveiling. From French filmmaker Nadège Trebal, the film is about a man and a woman. After he loses his illegal job, Frank thinks his wife Maroussia won’t love him anymore. In a bid for equality, he decides to leave in order to make as much money as she does: 12,000, before he returns. "Will Frank succeed in collecting this sum? Will he come back?" Starring Arieh Worthalter, Nadège Trebal, Liv Henneguier, Françoise Lebrun, and Florence Thomassin. Looks quite good - check it out below.

Here's the first festival promo trailer for Nadège Trebal's Twelve Thousand, direct from Shellac's Vimeo:

Twelve Thousand Film

While he loses his clandestine work, and because he believes that Maroussia and him will no longer not be able to love each other as well, Frank leaves to win as much as she: twelve thousand, just what it takes to have a year before them. No more no less. In the course of his proletarian odyssey, he becomes the hero he dreamed of being. But there is a price to pay… Twelve Thousand, originally titled Douze Mille in French, is written and directed by French filmmaker Nadège Trebal, making her feature directorial debut after two other documentaries (Bleu pétrole, Casse) previously. This premieres at the Locarno Film Festival coming up this summer. No international release dates have confirmed - stay tuned for updates. Anyone interested?

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This premise seems kinda dumb. And it's more about getting laid then love here. "I need to get 12,000 to get laid by my wife!" Just seems absurd.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 1, 2019


Very American reasoning for an European film ...

shiboleth on Aug 1, 2019


So enlighten me with European reasoning for a European film.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 1, 2019


Judging from your posts so far, enlightenment is one thing you don't need. And of course, will you teach me how to be an American? Enlighten me in that respect here? As for me, I won't tell you how to think as an European, but I would love to hear from you, why your American self divides sex and love in this story? Because, getting laid and love are the same thing in this trailer, you can't have sex if you don't love ...

shiboleth on Aug 2, 2019


I completely agree with sex and love being mostly synonymous, however, in this trailer it doesn't feel like there's much love there. Especially when you're having to pony up $12,000 to get sex from your significant other. Like I said, the premise is ridiculous to me and it feels more like prostitution/exploitation. People who truly love one another wouldn't do that to each other. And how to be American: Think you're better than everyone, be offended by everything and never apologize for anything and never EVER compromise. Also, love guns, food and obesity. lol

THE_RAW_ on Aug 2, 2019


I think it's just the way this story is set up in this trailer, while it tends to say something different. I see that difference in it. But that's just me. As for being an American, I know, it doesn't look good. At least not for all of them. I would lie that being an European is always something better. Especially when you're an East European. Which means; nationalists, bigotry of many kinds, rarely compromising about everything, provinical complex of inferiority and what not. See, some interesting traits here, too. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Aug 2, 2019


Yea, I agree.

thespiritbo on Aug 1, 2019


The pressures we put on ourselves.

DAVIDPD on Aug 1, 2019


Looking nice and intriguing ...

shiboleth on Aug 1, 2019

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