Trailer

ULTIMATUM

Category: Feature Film
Production year: 2008
Release date: 30/09/2009
DVD release date: 26/05/2010
VOD rental start date: 17/05/2019
Country: France
Genre(s): Drama
Runtime: 1.41

Director(s): Alain Tasma
Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Jasmine Trinca, Michel Boujenah, Anna Galiena, Sarah Adler, Lior Ashkenazi, Hana Lazslo
Scriptwriter(s): Valérie Zenatti

Production company: Cipango Films | Lama Films | Film Kairos
French Distributor: Mars Distribution
International sales: Kinology
Video edition: Orange Studio

Synopsis

December 31, 1990. The UN gives Iraq an ultimatum, and its expiration date is approaching in fifteen days. Tensions run high in Jerusalem as Saddam Hussein threatens to launch Scuds charged with chemical and biological weapons. Talks of a third world war fly rampant amongst Western journalists. Amidst all the hopelessness we enter a more private world of a struggling young couple and their eccentric but endearing friends. Louisa is a 23-year-old French-Italian student specializing in ancient history at the University of Jerusalem. Her boyfriend Nathanael is a French painter, always at odds with himself. Their relationship is as violent and complex as the world around them. How do you live when your life is hanging by a thread? How do you spend your days and nights knowing that the apocalypse might hit at any moment?