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Partisan marks the feature directing debut of Ariel Kleiman, who made the short films Young Love and Deeper than Yesterday, and this coming-of-age story looks like a compelling tale. The film, which won a Special Jury Award for cinematography at Sundance this year, follows a cult leader played by Vincent Cassel, and the group of abandoned women and children who make up his private little society.

Cassel’s character Gregori acts as surrogate father to the kids, but also trains them in more violent ways than most regular upbringings would offer. One child, Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel), is a promising student, but soon shows a problematic mind of his own. Check out the Partisan trailer, which introduces the basics of the story and characters.  Read More »

Vincent Cassel in Partisan

The Sundance Film Festival is proving to be a source of endless delight even for those of us who are just reading reviews from home. Because while we might not be able to watch the movies from our couches, we can still enjoy the trailers as thoroughly as anyone in Park City.

The latest Sundance entry to unleash a trailer is Partisan, directed by Ariel Kleiman. At the center of the story is Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel), an 11-year-old trained as an assassin. When this dangerous but sheltered boy begins thinking for himself, he poses a problem for father figure Gregori (Vincent Cassel). Watch the first Partisan trailer after the jump.

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