That Day

01/01/2003
  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/2003
  |  Buy to Own: 01/01/1970
  |  Watch Now: 13/10/2010
  |  105 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

That Day is world renowned filmmaker Raoul Ruiz’s surrealist black comedy about greed, innocence, and the thin line separating madness from sanity. When Harald (Michel Piccoli), the patriarch of a high society family, can no longer pay the bills, he conspires to bump off his harmlessly mad daughter Livia (Elsa Zylberstein), the heir to his wife1s vast fortune. To accomplish the deed, Harald arranges for the escape of Emil (Bernard Giraudeau), a psychotic killer who has been confined in a nearby asylum. But a funny thing happens on the way to Livia1s rendezvous with death: Emil develops a tender protectiveness towards her. Gradually, the pair form an unlikely union as Emil kills the remaining members of the scheming family in their own country estate. A critical hit at both the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals, That Day is pure farce, as bodies pile up while the heroine stays blissfully oblivious.