vincent elbaz

Ma vie en l’air

An instructor for an airline company, Yann Kerbec, uses flight simulators to evaluate pilots’ abilities to handle extreme conditions. But Yann has a small problem: he’s afraid of flying, a debilitating panic linked to his birth and which, in his youth, stopped him from following the woman of his dreams to the end of the world. Today Yann is thirty years old. With nostalgia and humor, he reflects upon his trauma and delivers a scathing stocktaking of his love affairs that turned to custard because of his phobia. What, with his crusade to increase airline security and trying to manage his disastrous love life, Yann has reached a crossroads: he must overcome his demons and accept to grow up.

Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire)

“Ni Pour, Ni Contre” tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. Although other gang members feel out of their league, Jean persuades them to take part and Caty finds herself in a hellish world of betrayal, violence and murder.

Rue des plaisirs

Having stayed on as a wartime handyman in Le Palais Oriental after being born there, Petit Louis has become immune to the charms of the working girls. Then Marion arrives and he is completely smitten. Feeling he is not the sort of romantic figure she deserves, he encourages a relationship between her and shadowy Dimitri Josco while also fostering her singing talent. As the war ends and the authorities close down all bordellos a strange triangular relationship develops, complicated by Dimitri’s black market past.

Tellement proches

Ever heard your mother say, “Be careful, honey, when you marry, you also marry the family”? When Alain married Nathalie, he wasn’t quite aware of the extra baggage that came along in the happy-ever-after equation: her family. Saturday night means dinner at his brother-in-law’s, but Alain has reached his limit. He’s sick of his brother-in-law’s life advice, sick of his niece’s soporific pretentious pre-dinner singing recitals, sick of watching an old wedding video for the millionth time, and definitely sick of his sister-in-law, on the verge of a psychotic break-down due to her ticking clock. But he hasn’t seen the worst of it yet… until he realizes that perhaps there’s some affection beneath the insufferable hysteria – one might even say love.

L’assaut

Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a hijacked Air France plane to save its passengers.