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COURT Métrage | 2012
Big in Vietnam
Mati Diop
Pays concerné : France
Réalisateur(s) : Mati Diop
Avec : Mati Diop, Antonin Dedet
Durée : 29
Genre : drame
Type : fiction


A Marseille se déroule un tournage franco vietnamien d’une adaptation des Liaisons dangereuses. C’est un des premiers tournages de Mike. il doit assister sa mère, Henriette, qui est la réalisatrice.

Pendant une scène en pleine forêt, Sao, l’acteur principal prend la fuite sans raison. L’équipe décide de partir à sa recherche, sans succès. Mike et le producteur essaient alors de trouver un remplaçant pour le rôle principal, mais Henriette est intraitable, le film ne peut pas continuer sans Sao. Elle décide de partir toute seule à sa recherche. Laissant son fils s’occuper du tournage. Mike, jeune et inexpérimenté se confronte aux acteurs

Seule et perdu, Henriette erre dans les rues de Marseille, En rentrant au hasard dans un bar vietnamien, elle fait la rencontre d’un homme.

Son nouveau Valmont ?

Ecrit et réalisé par Mati Diop

Henriette NHUNG : Henriette
Mike NGUYEN : Mike
Stephane SAO : Stephane « Valmont »
Karine WEIDER : Karine « Merteuil »
Julien PILLET : Le producteur

Réalisatrice : Mati DIOP
Scénario : Mati Diop, Thierry de Peretti
Directeur de la photo : Yannick CASANOVA, Mati DIOP
Ingénieur du son : Frederic SALLES
Chef décoratrice : Salomé AUBRY
Chef costumière : Camille BEISO
Directeur de production : Stephan RIPOLL
Premier assistant réalisateur : Thomas BIDART
Scripte : Dorothée SEBBAGH
Régisseur général : Laurent CARDOT

Producteur : Antonin Dedet

Production : Néon Productions

En co-production avec
La réplique

Financement :
Région Ile de France

Site officiel (français) :

2012 | Festival international de Toronto, Canada, Sept 2012.
* Selection – Wavelengths
Screening: Thursday September 13 – Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox 3-
9:30 PM
Screening: Saturday September 15 – Venue: Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 9 – 4:00 PM

2012 | IFFR, Rotterdam, Hollande
* Sélection – Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films
* Tigre du court-métrage
L’avis du jury : Raw, defiant and elliptical, Big in Vietnam is suffused with an unusual mood and disarming intimacy.


An adaptation of « Dangerous liaisons » takes place in Marseille. It’s one of Mike’s first movie, he will assist his mother, Henriette, the director.

During a shooting, Sao, the Main actor runs away, without reason. All the crew go for searching, but without results. Mike and the Producer think about someone else to play the main role. But Henriette refuses, She can’t make the movie without Sao. She decides to look for him alone. Leaving her son manage the crew, Young and inexperienced, he confronts the actors.

Henriette roams in the street of Marseille, randomly, Inside a vietnamise bar, she meet a guy.

Her new Valmont?

2012, France, drama, 29mins [27mins, Toronto FilmFest 2012], French/Vietnamese

Written and directed by Mati Diop

Up-and-coming French actress-filmmaker Mati Diop’s Tiger-award winning film is a strange and sensual short about a fraught adaptation of « Les Liaisons dangereuses », where disappearances yield new beginnings.
Toronto FilmFest 2012

Henriette NHUNG: Henriette
Mike NGUYEN: Mike
Stephane SAO: Stephane « Valmont »
Karine WEIDER: Karine « Merteuil »
Julien PILLET: The producer

Director: Mati DIOP
Scenario: Mati Diop, Thierry de Peretti
Director of photography: Yannick CASANOVA, Mati Diop
Sound designer: Frederic SALLES
Editor: Ael D. Vega, Nicolas Milteau
Production designer: Salomé AUBRY
Costume: Camille BEISO
Script-girl: Dorothée SEBBAGH
Production manager: Stephan RIPOLL
First assistant director: Thomas BIDART
Location manager: Laurent CARDOT

Producer: Antonin Dedet

Néon Productions

In co-production with La réplique

Financial support
Region Ile de France

Neon Productions

Print source
Neon Productions


Programmer’s Note (TIFF 2012, Canada

For those who remember the time, the 1980s were the Age of MJ. With its string of irresistible number one hits and landmark videos, the 1982 album Thriller cemented the formidably talented Michael Jackson’s status as the King of Pop. But it was Jackson’s 1987 follow-up Bad that shifted his image and style toward something tougher, leaner, and more mature. A revolutionary turning point for the musician, Bad was a sensation in its own right, yielding a number of timeless megahits as well as the memorable video for its title cut, directed by none other than Martin Scorsese. Appropriately, this new documentary celebrating the album’s silver anniversary is helmed by another New York-based cinematic visionary: Spike Lee.

Bad 25 features captivating behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions for several of Bad‘s biggest songs (« The Way You Make Me Feel » being among the most memorable). There are also revealing interviews with a number of fellow artists who worked with Jackson – such as Sheryl Crow, with whom Jackson shared the duet « I Just Can’t Stop Loving You » on stage during the Bad world tour – and those who were inspired by him, including Kanye West, Cee Lo Green and Mariah Carey. Lee offers us a more intimate side of Jackson, one rarely glimpsed amidst the glitter and circus-like atmosphere that surrounded the notoriously private superstar, especially as his personal life (and appearance) became a scandal-rag mainstay in the years that followed Bad. As the landmark album takes shape before our eyes, we see Jackson’s dedication to his craft, his talent for inspired collaboration, and his sly sense of humour – as well as some hints of the toll that his relentless work ethic had on his psyche.

But what you’ll find above all in Bad 25 is Jackson the inimitable entertainer at the peak of his powers, dancing, singing, celebrating and reinventing the musical traditions that inspired his unique and innovative artistry. While the strutting bravado of the title track may have been dulled by so many years of radio play, once you witness the song’s fascinating genesis in Bad 25, you won’t need to ask who’s bad.

Cameron Bailey (TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival 2012)

Director: Spike Lee
Country: USA
Year: 2012
Language: English
Runtime: 131 minutes
Rating: PG

Exec. Producer: John Branca, John McClain, Antonio L.A. Reid
Producer: Spike Lee
Production Co.: Optimum Productions
Cinematographer: Kerwin DeVonish
Editor: Barry Alexander Brown

Tags: Experimental + Avant-garde | Female Director | French | Diaspora Experience

2012 | Festival international de Toronto, Canada, Sept 2012.
* Selection – Special Presentation
Screening: Thursday September 13 – Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox 3-
9:30 PM
Screening: Saturday September 15 – Venue: Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 9 – 4:00 PM