Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Cannes Remakes

Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Category: Cannes Remakes Selection

Directed by: Audrey Dana

Produced by: Curiosa Films (Olivier Delbosc)

Original title: Hommes au bord de la crise de nerfs

Completed in: 2020


Seven men from 17 to 70 years old.
All city-dwellers with nothing in common apart from the fact that they are all on the verge of a nervous breakdown. They meet up at a lonely station for an unusual course in the wild
that is supposed to get them back on their feet.
Each step in this boot camp, designed by an eccentric and feisty female coach, aims to reveal them to themselves.
The task seems to be a tough one, especially as nothing goes as planned between these men.

Director’s biography:

Audrey Dana is a French actress, screenwriter and director. She first made her name as an actress in Claude Lelouch’s Roman de gare. She then quickly tried her hand at directing, and her second film, French Women, at the French box office! In 2022, she returned to directing with Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, bringing together a cast of renowned actors in front of her camera. She will soon be appearing in the series Zorro, where she plays the role of Gabriella.

Producer’s biography:

Olivier Delbosc (born August 20, 1968 in Toulouse) is a French film producer. He heads Fidélité Films with Marc Missonnier. Olivier Delbosc creates his own production company, Curiosa Films, and produces mainstream feature films. In 2014, alongside Marc Missonnier, he was named by Télérama as one of the “Top 50” of those who “have the power and talent to raise money, give birth to films and make them popular”.

IP Holders : France tv distribution

Dedicated to championing innovative and talented voices, France tv distribution launched its Feature Film slate in 2017 with over 25 years’ experience distributing TV Programs worldwide. We distribute strong, engaging films with the aim of having them travel as far as possible around the world.The current slate includes films by Nicole Garcia, Emmanuel Carrère, Andréa Bescond, Audrey Dana, Delphine Deloget and André Téchiné.