Author(s): Quentin Baillieux

Producer: Nicolas de Rosanbo


This movie is in competition for:  INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS COMPETITION



Title: Le Mans 1955

Title Eng: Le Mans 1955

Country: France

Production date: 05-2018

Duration: 15:00

First work: NO


Subtitles: English subtitles

Technique used: 2D/3D computer

Film Synopsis ITA:

La 24 ore di Le Mans, 1955. 300.000 spettatori guardano da margine. Sono le 18:00 quando l’auto di Pierre Levegh si abbatte sui supporti degli spettatori, disperdendo la folla con i detriti bollenti del suo motore. È una tragedia che costerà più di 80 vite. Eppure, la gara continua. Alla Mercedes, un amico e copilota di Pierre Levegh è pronto a prendere la staffetta. Si chiama John Fitch.

Film Synopsis EN:

The 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1955. 300,000 spectators are watching from the sidelines. It is 6 PM when Pierre Levegh’s car ploughs into the spectator stands, scattering the crowd with his car engine’s hot debris. It is a tragedy that will cost more than 80 lives. And yet, the race goes on. At Mercedes, a friend and co-pilot of Pierre Levegh’s is ready to take the relay. His name is John Fitch.


Production: Eddy Production

Biography: Quentin Baillieux graduated from Gobelins, the Parisian school of animation. In 2010, he directed the short film,
“Lavomatic” and co-founded the directing duo “Parallel”, with Raphaelle Tinland. Together, they directed at Eddy
production studio, commercials, music videos and the opening sequence of a feature film. His films scrutinise the
tendency for mankind to auto-destroy, as well as mankind’s fragile balance between pride, passion and humanity

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