Private Project

Hard Skills (US)

The amount of money generated by the distribution of innovative drugs worldwide
surmounts to billions. Today there is a battle going on between drug companies to
legalize and establish their position on this enormous market. These drug
companies will do whatever it takes to gain their dominance, paying lobbyists,
lawyers, doctors and even retaining hitmen.
Paul, an accountant, with a low skill set, worked for one of these companies and
was let go.
The company later finds that Paul, and a few of their other employees, acquired
confidential information that, if gotten into the wrong hands, could dismantle
research that took years. In order to protect this information, two hitmen, Jimmy and
Connie, from different drug companies, are hired to eliminate those targets and Paul
is one.
Paul is OCD and suffers from a form of neurosis. This illness, brought on by a
childhood trauma, has escalated since Paul was let go. Paul becomes a predator
and a killer who derives sexual pleasure from watching those that he murders pass
from the physical life. He has created a parallel universe constructed with specific
rituals and rules which allows him to not totally lose touch with reality and yet
justifies his acts of killing.
Paul forms a relationship /partnership with Sasha, a nurse, who discovers that she
too derives sexual pleasure from watching people pass from the physical life. The
two go on a journey filled with love fantasy and sexual murders until...

  • Stephane Guenin
  • Stephane Guenin
    L'Engagement 1.0., Le 7ème Mensonge, (Little) Red Riding Hood, Clue (TV)
  • Stephane Guenin,
    L'Engagement 1.0., Le 7ème Mensonge, (Little) Red Riding Hood (Short), Mission Apo11o, Gun (Short), 1/24 Hours of Le Mans (Short)
  • Michael Hofstein
    L'Engagement 1.0., Le 7ème Mensonge, Refuge (Short)
  • Marian Hofstein
    L'Engagement 1.0., Refuge (Short)
  • Jean Gontier
    The Mission, Green Card, Prizzi's Honor, OUt of the Blue
  • Jochen Hägele
    Key Cast
    "Paul Olivier"
    The sister bro
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    650,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Italy, United States
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • TMA
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Stephane Guenin

ephane Guenin is an awarded French director.
HARD SKILLS is his third feature film, following his previousr features,
During his tenure, he specialized in the movie business. He worked on such movies as RONIN, GOLDENEYE and TAXI.
Stephane transitioned to work as a criminologist with
the French SWAT (RAID) and Homeland Security (D.G.S.I.),

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