Film Detail

The Workshop (Strand Releasing)

  • 1 hour 53 minutes
  • Drama / Mystery / Thriller
  • Release Date: March 23, 2018
  • Theatrical / Exclusive (8 locations)

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.

Director & Top Cast

  • LC

    Laurent Cantet


  • MF

    Marina Foïs

    Olivia Dejazet

  • ML

    Matthieu Lucci


  • FB

    Florian Beaujean


  • DM

    Doudou Masta


Box Office Results


 Week 1
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Week 5
Week 6
WeekGross $% Chg.Gross $% Chg.#Chg.Per Theater
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 Includes Full Week Grosses for Weeks 1-6


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Additional Details

    Technical Specs: Dolby Digital, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

    Key Dates: 07/20/2020 - RTP 2 TV premiere (Portugal) , 04/20/2018 - RiverRun International Film Festival (USA) , 04/09/2018 - Lleida premiere (Spain) , 04/01/2018 - Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hong Kong) More Dates..

    Key Dates

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