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The Workshop

    The Workshop (2018)

    113min Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    • Distributor:Strand Releasing
    • Director:Laurent Cantet
    • Cast:Marina Foïs (Olivia Dejazet), Matthieu Lucci (Antoine), Florian Beaujean (Etienne), Doudou Masta (Bouba)
    • Technical Specs:Dolby Digital, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
    • Synopsis:

      The scene is set one Summer in La Ciotat, a town near Marseille which used to be prosperous thanks to its huge dockyard but has been in decline since its closing 25 years before. It is in this context of quiet desperation that a writing workshop has been set up to help a group of seven young people integrate into the world of work. Under the guidance of well-known novelist Olivia Dejazet, the participants are asked to write a noir fiction connected with the industrial past of their hometown. Session after session, one of them, a boy named Antoine, stands out. Provocative and aggressive, he gets noticed by his systematic opposition to all, including Olivia. Even more alarming, the story he has devised and that he reads aloud, the cold description of a mass murder seen through the eyes of its perpetrator, proves very disturbing. Antoine understands the killer too well. At this point, Olivia starts experiencing a feeling of attraction repulsion to Antoine.

    Theatrical
    Exclusive (8)

    Opened 03/23/2018

    Key Dates

    • 05/22/2017 - Cannes Film Festival (France)
    • 07/14/2017 - Jerusalem Film Festival (Israel)
    • 07/25/2017 - New Zealand International Film Festival (New Zealand)
    • 08/19/2017 - Norwegian International Film Festival (Norway)
    • 10/01/2017 - Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada)
    • 10/01/2017 - Mumbai International Film Festival (India)
    • 10/14/2017 - Chicago International Film Festival (USA)
    • 10/20/2017 - Philadelphia International Film Festival (USA)
    • 10/26/2017 - Vienna International Film Festival (Austria)
    • 10/30/2017 - Leiden International Film Festival (Netherlands)
    • 11/10/2017 - Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden)
    • 11/15/2017 - Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan)
    • 01/07/2018 - Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA)
    • 02/25/2018 - Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (Ireland)
    • 04/01/2018 - Cleveland International Film Festival (USA)
    • 04/01/2018 - San Francisco International Film Festival (USA)
    • 04/01/2018 - Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hong Kong)
    • 04/09/2018 - Lleida premiere (Spain)
    • 04/20/2018 - RiverRun International Film Festival (USA)
    • 07/20/2020 - RTP 2 TV premiere (Portugal)

    Box Office Results | Domestic

     Week 1
    03/23-03/29
    Week 2
    03/30-04/05
    Week 3
    04/06-04/12
    Week 4
    04/13-04/19
    Week 5
    05/04-05/10
    Week 6
    05/25-05/31
    weekend286011397484117261662
    cume5573741218693205292062422061
     WeekendWeeklyLocations 
    WeekGross $% Chg.Gross $% Chg.## Chg.Per Theatre
    Average
    1 | 03/23/2018-03/29/2018$2,860-$5,573-1-$5,573
    2 | 03/30/2018-04/05/2018$1,139-60.2 %$1,839-67 %10$1,839
    3 | 04/06/2018-04/12/2018$7,484557.1 %$11,281513.4 %87$1,410
    4 | 04/13/2018-04/19/2018$1,172-84.3 %$1,836-83.7 %1-7$1,836
    5 | 05/04/2018-05/10/2018$61-94.8 %$95-94.8 %10$95
    6 | 05/25/2018-05/31/2018$662985.2 %$1,4371412.6 %10$1,437
     Total$22,061 

    Total Includes Full Week Grosses for Weeks 1-6

    Box Office Results | Worldwide

    Domestic TotalInternational TotalWorldwide Total
    $22,061
    (2.2%)
    $977,995
    (97.8%)
    $1,000,056
    (100%)