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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #78. Pascal Bonitzer’s Tout de suite maintenant

Tout de suite maintenant

Director: Pascal Bonitzer
Writers: Pascal Bonitzer, Agnes de Sacy

The multifaceted Cesar Award nominee Pascal Bonitzer is best known as a screenwriter, specifically on a number of multiple projects for directors such as Jacques Rivette, Anne Fontaine, and Andre Techine. On top of acting in a variety of films, he’s been directing his own films since his 1996 debut, Encore. Bonitzer is set to have a prolific 2016, having written Anne Fontaine’s (set to premiere at Sundance 2016) and Raoul Peck’s The Eyes of Karl Marx (Bonitzer also wrote Peck’s 2014 film, Murder in Pacot). But we’re very interested in his seventh stint as a director with Tout de suite maintenant (Now, and I Mean Now). Produced by SBS, the film concerns a young woman hired by a mergers & acquisitions company only to find her boss and father share a significant animosity for mysterious reasons. Things get interesting when she’s invited to her boss’ home and meets his wife, who also seems to have significant issues with her father. Tension at the workplace heats up as the ingénue ascends the corporate ladder, and things get further complicated between another colleague and family member. Bonitzer nets a highly excited ensemble cast with the likes of Lambert Wilson, Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Lacoste, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Pascal Greggory, and Agathe Bonitzer as the main protagonist.

Cast: Lambert Wilson, Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Lacoste, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Pascal Greggory, Agathe Bonitzer

Production Co./Producers: SBS Productions’ Said Ben Said, Michel Merkt

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic) TBD (international).

Release Date: A French theatrical release is set for April of 2016, so unless Bonitzer snags a premiere at Berlin we may have to wait for the title to snag an interested US distributor.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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