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The Other Laurens

Directed by
Claude Schmitz

Status . Post- production

Country . France . Belgium

Domestic distributor . Arizona Distribution

Year . 2023

Language . French . English . Spanish

Genre . Thriller

Gabriel Laurens is a private detective. When his niece, Jade, asks him to investigate her father’s death, the detective must confronts the ghosts of his past. Gabriel finds himself caught up in a strange investigation mixing pretense, fantasy, and drug trafficking.


Claude Schmitz

Claude Schmitz (born 1979) lives and works in Brussels. He graduated from the National Superior Institute of Performing Arts (INSAS) in the directing section. He is an associate artist at the Liège theater and his shows have been presented several times at the KunstenFESTIVALdesArts as well as at the National Theater, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, the Halles de Schaerbeek, the Théâtre la Balsamine, the Filature Liège, the Salzburger Festspiele, HumainTROPHumain, the CDN of Limoges, the Théâtre de l’Onde, the Art Center, etc.

Currently, he has made three medium-length films and one Hybrid TV Film. NOTHING BUT SUMMER/RIEN SAUF L’ETE won the European Grand Prize at Brive Festival and CARWASH / BRAQUER POITIERS (2018), won the 2019 Jean Vigo Prize and was selected or prized at the IFFR Rotterdam, FID Marseille, Indielisboa, Valdivia FIC, MOMI New-york, La Plata Film Festival,Champs- Élysées Film Festival, Festival de Clermont-Ferrand, etc. his most recent Hybrid TV film LUCIE LOST HER HORSE won the 2022 BRIFF Grand Prize and was show in competition at IFFR Rotterdam.

THE OTHER LAURENS is his first feature.



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