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Hook, Line & Sinker

Lauren, a Paris-based reporter, is shocked to learn that her childhood friend, Tom, a researcher for a big pharmaceutical company, has died of a morphin overdose. With help from Kaylee, Edith and Evelyn, Lauren sets on a journey to uncover the coverup surrounding his death. Chased across the streets of Paris by those who don’t want their secrets revealed, Lauren will do anything to get to the truth.

  • Théo Koutsaftis
  • Yiannis Charalampopoulos
  • Théo Koutsaftis
  • Antigoni Gavriatopoulou
    Champions of Olympia (TV series), Des Jours et des nuits (TV movie)
  • Théo Koutsaftis
  • Pierre-Jérôme Coulmin
  • Myrto Theodoraki
    Key Cast
  • Maša Burgić
    Key Cast
  • Amélie Ayadi
    Key Cast
  • Clémence Miquel
    Key Cast
  • Marianne Millet
    Key Cast
  • Teddy Bogaert
    Key Cast
  • Zorzes Katris
  • Kostas Varybopiotis
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  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sur Toute La Ligne
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    1 hour 21 minutes
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    September 30, 2014
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  • 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    November 2, 2014
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Théo Koutsaftis

Théo Koutsaftis was born in 1992 in France. He grew up in Athens where he had his first experiences with theatre and cinema. Since 2010 he is attending the Sorbonne Universities of Paris where he follows film and theatre classes. “Hook, Line & Sinker” is his first feature-length movie.

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Director Statement

"Hook, Line & Sinker" began as a passion project, back when I was in my second year of studies: tired of my exclusively theoretical classes, I gathered a group of friends and set out to use a simple DSLR to tell a story with no agenda and no support. What began as a challenge quickly evolved into something bigger: along with scriptwriter Yiannis Charalampopoulos we decided that we wanted to tell a classic story through a new angle. We took the structure of the film noir and followed the recipe, transforming every traditionally male character into a female one along the way.

The production was made possible thanks to the dedication of the cast and crew, who worked odd hours, for six months, to complete the shooting. Despite a crazy schedule that had to fit everyone classes and exams, they stood by and contributed to making the film what it is today: a complete feature-length film.

We were extremely lucky to have the support of producer Antigoni Gavriatopoulou, who took care of providing a team of professionals for the post-production stage. Thanks to their know-how and talent, this small film was given a real shot at post-production: the editing, color grading, sound design and the score were created in professional conditions, making it possible for it to compete in Festivals.

I am forever grateful for the dedication of everyone involved in the making of this film: from the passionate students and semi-professionals who helped us through the shooting to the professionals that welcomed this project into their expert hands.