The New Protocol
Filmfest 2008

Raoul Kraft lives a reclusive life as a lumberjack in the woods after his divorce. One day the news reaches him that his 18-year-old son has died in a car crash. The police report concludes that it was no more than a routine traffic accident. But then Diane shows up, a young anti-globalization activist from Paris, with an unsettling story: Raoul's son had been volunteering as guinea pig for pharmaceutical experiments, and had been testing a new migraine remedy. Perhaps there was more to the accident after all, and the experimental drug had unsuspected side-effects. Raoul has trouble believing her story, but nevertheless agrees to go to Paris with Diane to try and get to the bottom of it. However, somebody seems to be trying to keep them from learning the truth, and soon Raoul and Diane are on the run from the shadowy forces of Big Pharma ...

tags: Feature film

Cast: Clovis Cornillac, Marie-Josée Croze, Dominique Reymond, Gilles Cohen


Director: Thomas Vincent