One World Films was created in 2006 by award winning producer Marc du Pontavice. Following the release of GAINSBOURG (VIE HÉROÏQUE)’by Joann Sfar in January 2010 (3 Césars, 1.3 million admissions) and WAR OF THE BUTTONS by Yann Samuell (1.5 million admissions), OWF released in January 2015 FAR FROM MEN, directed by David Oelhoffen and starring Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb. Marc du Pontavice is currently working with Margaux Balsan, together they produced CLOSE ENEMIES (2018) David Oelhoffen’s last film starring Matthias Schoenoaerts and Reda Kateb. Two new feature films are in development as well as two international TV series.
Marc du Pontavice
FRÈRES ENNEMIS / CLOSE ENEMY 2015
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Director: David Oelhoffen
Screenplay: David Oelhoffen, Jeanne Aptekman
Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts & Reda Kateb
Born and raised in a suburb ridden by drug trafficking, Driss and Manuel were like brothers. As adults, they have gone down exactly the opposite path: Manuel chose to embrace this thug life, while Driss completely rejected it and became a cop. When Manuel’s biggest deal goes terribly wrong, the two men meet again and come to realize they both need each other to survive in their worlds. Between betrayals and resentments, and despite their hatred, they renew deep ties around the one thing they have left in common: their visceral commitment to the place of their childhood. It is served by two of the most iconic and brilliant actors of their generation, Matthias Schoenaerts and Reda Kateb, for their first performance together on screen. After the acclaimed success of FAR FROM MEN, The Helmer David Oelhoffen pursue its quest for a brotherhood that surpasses the destiny of blood ties.
Venice Mostra IFF BIFF
LA GUERRE DES BOUTON / WAR OF THE BUTTONS 2011 (Co-Production with Wheelhouse Prod.)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Director: Yann Samuell
Screenplay: Yann Samuell, based on Louis Pergaud’s novel
Cast: Eric Elmosnino, Alain Chabat, Mathilde Seigner
1960, a village in the south of France. A gang of boys, led by intrepid Lebrac, is at war with the kids of the neighbouring village, their sworn enemies. A merciless confrontation that has lasted generations. When it comes to winning, any means are good – like surprising the enemy by fighting as naked as a worm or accepting the help offered by a girl! But it’s not easy to be an army of little men without getting caught by Mom and Dad. When, after the battle, you go home, your clothes torn to rags and missing buttons, it’s better to keep a low profile...
Festival du Film Francophone (Greece)
Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie-Bienne
The Alliance Française French Film Festival (Australia)
GAINSBOURG, (A HEROIC LIFE) 2010 (Co-Production with Wheelhouse Prod.)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Director: Joann Sfar
Screenplay: Joann Sfar, Declan May
Cast: Eric Elmosnino, Laetita Casta, Lucy Gordon, Anna Mouglalis
Comic book artist Joann Sfar’s Gainsbourg: A Heroic LIfe is a completely original take on one of France’s greatest mavericks, the illustrious and infamous singer-songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg. Sfar follows Gainsbourg from his precocious childhood as a jew in Nazi-occupied Paris, to his beginnings as small time jazz musician and, finally, pop superstar. Along the way he romances many of the era’s most beautiful women, including Juliette Greco, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin. Employing a witty, surrealistic style and a soundtrack that includes many of the musician’s greatest hits, Gainsbourg: A Heroic LIfe is a quintessential time capsule from 1960s Paris.
- Best Film
- Best Actor
- Best Sound
San Francisco, Tribeca & Colcoa
Mostra (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Golden Horse Film Fest. Taïwan
Festo do Cinema Frances (Portugal)
Festival International du Film de Rio (Brazil)