PRODS Nathalie Gastaldo Godeau, Philippe Godeau
SCR Agnès de Sacy, Philippe Godeau
CAM Michel Amathieu
ED Thierry Derocles
PROD DES Thérèse Ripaud
PROD CO Pan-Européenne / Wild Bunch / France 3 Cinéma / Rhône-Alpes Cinéma / Versus
In 2009, French security van driver Toni Musulin disappeared with 11.6 million euros (hence the film’s title), instantly propelling himself to celebrity status in France. François Cluzet (Intouchables) stars in Philippe Godeau’s psychological take on the heist and its aftermath.
"Intouchables star François Cluzet delivers the goods in this noir-style replay of a real-life heist… Director Godeau… shuns drama and spectacle for a down-and-dirty, not to say downbeat, approach that makes no pretense of knowing the answers to the riddle of Musulin’s escapade but which fascinates from beginning to end… He presents Musulin (Cluzet) as a loner eaten up by a sense of humiliation and frustration, patiently preparing the action that will bring him his 15 minutes of fame, although his main motivation appears to have been a thirst for revenge against his cheating employers… Freely adapting a book-length reportage by Alice Geraud-Arfi, Godeau constructs a Rubik’s Cube portrayal of one man’s quixotic attempt to break free of the shackles of deadening routine and (it’s hinted) class prejudice. The lack of suspense (the film opens with Musulin giving himself up to the police, a week after carrying out his ’heist of the century’) is more than compensated for by the sense of mystery surrounding Musulin’s actions and motives…"—Bernard Besserglik, Hollywood Reporter