Amsterdam / Cannes – ‘Tricked’ the first user generated movie, directed by Paul Verhoeven will be launched at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Market on May 16th 2012. This marks Verhoeven’s return to the Cannes Film Market since ‘Black Book’ in 2006.
The drama, taglined: ‘Lies always backfire’, focuses on real estate tycoon and womaniser Remco (Peter Blok – Black Book). During his birthday party thrown by his wife, his successful lifestyle takes a turn for the worse. His business partners, are scheming behind his back to sell him out. And to make matters worse, both his current mistress and his former office-fling, show up uninvited with one of them pregnant. All is not what it seems in this tale of passion, betrayal and disintegrating relationships. It is a story only Paul Verhoeven can tell.
This new film represents the culmination of a 39-week roller coaster multiplatform project that has taken his native Netherlands by storm. In this era of social media, the director let himself be led by the general public, whose contributions (which included the screenplay) determined exactly how the film would eventually turn out.
“It has been great producing the project, seeing Paul Verhoeven’s latest movie become a reality,” comments Producer of ‘Tricked’ René Mioch, also CEO of production and distribution house FCCE. “It is a very exciting time for us, we feel the movie has potential to make a big impression within the international film market.
‘Tricked’ is a gripping and suspenseful movie, involving universally shared themes such as deceit, passion, family and relationships – sure to be enjoyed and make an emotional connection with audiences worldwide.”
“On the one hand this project demonstrated how a world-first cross medial project can take shape”, comments Producer of ‘Tricked’ and FCCE CCO Justus Verkerk. “Equally we now find ourselves in the filmmaking business. Reporting about movies has been our core business for over thirty years, but now we have produced a movie in-house. We are looking forward to producing more features and showcase ‘Tricked’ to film buyers from around the globe at the upcoming Marché du Film at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival”.
FCCE / ‘Tricked’ will attend, and presell the title with preview trailer and script, at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival content market taking place May 16-25 2012 and will be located at stand 109 – located at the Dutch Pavilion in the International Village.