THE 7 VICES

The 7 Vices 

Director letter of intent

 

This film is composed of a series of seven short films corresponding to the seven deadly sins.  As an introduction as well as an epilogue, we find a little girl - to whom the voice-over of St. Thomas Aquinas promises to tell her a story. She is the emblem of decadence and hope. Cortázar's "Marelle" labyrinth novel, an endless book, suggests the mood. The careless game of a girl hopping between "earth and sky" is a metaphor for "hell and heaven" that will be at the heart of the film.  Each of the seven courts takes place at a different time, responding to an aesthetic genre, a language, a setting and a dramaturgical rhythm that are unique to it. I wanted to be able to celebrate great cinematographic references, such as Chris Marker, Sokurov, Chaplin, Greenaway or Cronenberg while greeting the great men of letters like Borges, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Kafka, Rimbaud, and have them communicate with the great artistic masters of painting; Warhol , Basquiat , Bosch  ... A reflection on these "masters" then led me to the idea of a second dialogue, the one that could take place between so-called "classical" references and artists contemporary: renowned actors, street artists, experimental musicians, a fire organ, visual artists, stylists and craftsmen of genius. For Borges, every man is Homer. He never ceased to create characters who duplicated themselves, who lost their identity, because for him a man "incarnates" all men. Sometimes the traitor is also the hero. As for me, I have always been fascinated by this idea of underlying ambiguity, a magical metamorphosis that sometimes occurs in humans unexpectedly. Thus, the gallerist in The Thief of Souls is both the broken woman and the cannibal monster, as for the hunter, he sees himself trapped.  My intention was not to create either a pastiche or a mass of classical references but to bring an original vision, at the same time tragic and funny, disturbing and light as well, of a subject which, since always, touches men and who is undeniably timeless and inexhaustible. The deadly sins, with their share of obscurantism, could be at the origin of certain human behaviors. The secret meanders of social conduct, the pretense, this truth which everyone thinks of being the holder, are themes that haunt me since my first works: Deadtime, 9 of copas, Brain damaged, Mc Clean.  Here, what seduced me was to dive right away, without parachute, into the themes that emerge from the 7 "vices": frustration, the loss of identity, the rejection of a child, blindness, cruelty without reason, selfishness, murder, naive nonchalance. I was not afraid of a certain freedom; on the contrary, the excessive, when the dialogues are almost absent, can bring an additional poetic and symbolic musicality, a kind of theatricality. That's why body language, sets, silences and sound are essential in this film that is dreamlike and fantastic above all else. In Poker, the overabundance of clichés resulting from stereotypes will grow as much to laugh as terrible.  My Argentinian origins and parents teachers have quickly immersed me in the world of arts and literature. An uncle gave me my first little camera. My taste for the image has been growing ever since. Photography, video, short films. As a tribute to photography, all the shorts will be in black and white with the exception of Metamorphosis.  Some previous collaborations with musicians, directed me towards worlds as eclectic as introspective. From Adrian Maglia's pianist talent (Argentina), Franco Cinelli (DJ) , Vera Baxter (Argentina), to the powerful Michel Moglia fire organ (only world to make fire talk), Waterflower Fantastic artist that make music with flowers , and Patrice Lorion extraordinaries Sound Designers. These sonorous voices, all of which have agreed to be part of this project, will give each scene a special atmosphere. Marioara Cheptene & Steev Gaudet, world dance champions, gave me great pleasure to accept to play in Dreams,and with the talent of Chloe Rigal  bringing their unique experience and grace. Among the actors who have done me the great honor to accept my proposal, I count with Guest Star Arielle Dombasle , Katinka, and Chihiro Niuya, Mary Dre Motena ,the sublime Costume Designer Stephanie Lambert , the German street-artist Konni Steading, Julie Von Trash , the Argentine Jimena Buttigliengo. The talented stylist Nobuki Hizume,  have also agreed to be part of this film.  About filming, we have made the choice of an immersion shoot, in natural settings, despite the budget or weather constraints that may represent. Whether a garden or a forest, a beach, an abbey or a castle, or the Russian Conservatory of Paris Rachmaninoff, the authenticity of these natural settings are in resonance with an intimate character and an inherent concern for authenticity to the movie. The place of the senses seemed to me finally to be a way to dig. The sensoriality that emanates from a film can also be experienced in a raw, wild way, such as can be the memory of a perfume or a music of our childhood. Hence the idea of facilities releasing perfumes in the projection rooms. To the visual experience will be added a sensory experience.  What is morality? What do religions claim to bring us? What ethics is a man supposed to have in society? What is the share of responsibility? Can we escape our vicious destiny? Will we end up killing our planet too? The film poses its concerns, to the viewer to respond ...

 

Gabriel Otero

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THE MAGIC TEAM 

Director & Writer


Gabriel Otero

Producer


Filipe Dos Santos

Executive Producer


Gabriel Otero

Director Of Photography

Fx

Production Designer

Rattlesnake Productions

Editor

Rattlesnake Productions

Ernesto Figge

Sound engineer foley & mixer

Ernesto figge

Original Sound Design

Michel Moglia & Patrice Lorion

Waterflower

Suzanne Ben Zakoun

Camille Raphael Berard

Filipe Dos Santos

Juan Martin Medrano

Gabriel Otero

Maria De La Fuente

Nicolas Ker

Vera Baxter

Adrian Maglia

Franco Cinelli

Costume  designer

Nobuki Hizume

Stephanie Lambert

Katinka

Duo Style Bruno Petit Et Corinne Pion

Clara Ferrer & Anaïs Decoudun Boissy

Lea Rimaux

Lita Couture Oficial

Visual Effects

Rattlesnake Productions

Casting Director

Gabriel Otero

Special Guest Appeareance

Arielle Dombasle

Nicolas Ker

Cast

Chihiro Niuya

Katinka

Mary Dre Motema

Jimena Buttigliengo

Chloé Rigal

Patricia Kan

Marioara Cheptene

Steeve Gaudet

Emilie Lang

Pierre Cheremetieff

Tomoko Furukawa

Takako Ogazawara

Stephanie Lambert

David Fuchs

Keyline

Julie Von Trash

Dominique Dupoux V.

Suzanne Ben Zakoun

Camille Raphael Berard

Filipe Dos Santos

Marie Claude Mahiette

Michel Moglia

Meriadec Mallat

India Victoria

Alexa Siwer

Tatiana Lostorto

Lea Rimaux

Alexis Tolmatchev

Lazhar

Clayton Albin Du Gravier

Susan Westre

Fx

Bertrand Schoeller

Corto Peninou

Fifi

First Assistant Director

Felicite Rizzo

Second Assistant Director

Adam Charpentier

Camera

Fx

Drone Pilot

Tibo Dhermy

Sound

Filipe Dos Santos

Sound Engineer, Foley & Mixer

Ernesto Figge

Gaffer

Hernan Guzman

Art Director

Gabriel Otero

Storyboard

Ana Maria Sugden

Master Of Calligraphy

Tomoko Furukawa

Make Up Coiffeur

Clara Ferrer

Anaïs Decoudun Boissy

Pamela Ferreira

Special Efects

Clara Ferrer

Anaïs Decoudun Boissy

Crew

Lea Rimaux

Clara Ferrer

Anaïs Decoudun Boissy

Lazhar

Maria Teresa Cuchiara

Rattlesnake Productions

Voice Off

English Katinka

Subtitles

Rattlesnake Productions

Graphic Designer

Alexandre Paris

Property Man

Denis Lourenco

Backstage Photographers

Natalia Zavialova

Amanda Rougier 

Catering

Emilie Lang

Shooting Locations

Filipe Dos Santos & Gabriel Otero

Jewelry

Katinka

Marie Betrami

Philippe Ferrandis

Collaboration Russe

Katinka

Collaboration Japon

Murielle Dejaeghuere

Collaboration Danse

Raquel Mendez

Penelope Rigal

Choreography Classic Dance

Laure Colmard

Collaboration Model

Barak Architecture

Olfactory Design

Emosens

Ilustration Eleven

Antoine Errasti

Ilustration The 7 Vices

Sacha Rezni

Transport

Albatrosfly

Kevin

Shibari

Machine Inside

Street Art

Konny

Security

Cedric T-Joseph

Post Production

Visual Effects Colorist Title Designer

Rattlesnake Productions

Ernesto Figge

 

Partenariats & Collaborations

Albatrosfly

Ambasade Argentine

Association Doc

Atelier Oga Paris

Théâtre Japonais

Private Chef

Emilie Lang

Blacktool

Clement Langlais

Olivier Guerbois

Centre De Danse Du Marais

Antoine Carrance

Cinéma Studio 28

Hubert Roulleau

Conservatoire Russe De Paris Serge Rachmaninoff

Huguette Cheremetieff Bultel

Pierre Cheremetieff

Château De Chanceaux Pré Loches - Forest Wood Shed

Delphine De Virel Et Jocelyn

Château De Fontenay Isoré Tauxigny - Saint Bauld

Florent Louet

Duo Style

Bruno Petit Et Corinne Pion

Ecole De Danse Terpsichore Paris

Emosens – Olfactory Design

Stephan Arfi

Galerie 55 Bellechasse

Bertrand Scholler

Institut Technique De Maquillage

François Regaudie

Julie Von Trash

Bijoux Et Robes

Katinka

Marie Betrami

Philippe Ferrandis

Transport Exclusive

Kevin

Albatrosfly

La Forêt Des Livres / Les Écrivains Chez Gonzague Saint Bris

Marie Claude Mahiette

Henry Et Estelle Saint Bris

Choregraphy

Laure Colmard

Mairie De Chanceaux-Près-Loches

Jean Louis Dumortier

Mairie De Quend

Marc Volant

Mairie De Quiberville

Monsieur Jean-François Bloc

Mairie De Saint Quentin En Tourmont

Francis Gouesbier

Mairie De Varengeville-Sur-Mer

Patrick Boulier

Orgue De Feu

Michel Moglia

Patrice Lorion

Montserrat Torrents

Patrick Mimouni

Headpices

Nobuki Hizume

Couture

Stephanie Lambert

Peniche Paris Tokio

David Fuchs

Quiberville

Hotel L’hermitage

White Velvet

Anne De Reinach Hirtzbach

Willy Rizzo Édition

Conseils Danse Classique

Raquel Mendez

Graphic Designer

 

Alex Pariss

Asociation Doc

Atelier 22

Jp

Alex Pariss

Jean Charlesminvielle

Camille

Eric Guglielmi

Sebastian Constantin

Jorge Frances

Robin Reguron

 

To The Most Sublime Women In My Life Katinka

 

Thank You To All Of You Who Made This Film Possible

 

 

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