Maverick Canadian Film Company Completes Production on Controversial Second Film

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Canadian independent film company La Toyson D'Or Films Inc. releases its second film, an edgy three-hour drama about an American-born terrorist trying to escape his violent past. The film explores his relationship with a young slacker couple in London who provide him with temporary shelter as he tries to strike back at the terrorist leader while struggling to fulfill his romantic and artistic obsessions.

La Toyson D'Or Films Inc. would like to announce the completion of its second feature film, Inbetween (http://www.inbetweenthefilm.com). Directed by David Antonelli (Finding Rudolf Steiner) his three hour psychological drama and thriller traces the path of an American born terrorist and bomb maker as he tries to escape from his criminal past and start a new life. The film is controversial because it deals with the uncomfortable subject of Western radical groups like the SLA and Bader Meinhoff gang rather than Islamic fundamentalists, while also showing that such characters have the capacity to reform.

Set in 1993 in London, NY, and Tokyo, Inbetween is as much a moody psychological drama as it is a stylish thriller and intimate dialogue on the nature of love, obsession, and inner transformation. Jan (Kevin T. Collins) backs out of a Heathrow bombing plot when the photo of a mysterious woman sparks an overwhelming feeling of empathy, awakening him to the futility of violence as a means of social change. He then takes refuge with a young slacker couple in London, the enigmatic Martin (David Richter) and enchanting Liisi (Sarah Cabrera), with whom he quickly develops a close bond.

Jan then begins to use his former girl friend and chilling terrorist accomplice Rosalyn (Emma Kelly) - or is she using him? - to get at Luinstra (Michael Chateau), the head of the gang. As the plot unfolds, Jan becomes obsessed with meeting the woman in the photo, who turns out to be a local singer (Chrissy Van Dyke), while Martin sinks into paranoid delusions, convinced that Russian would-be dictator Vladamir Zhirinovsky is plotting the overthrow of Europe, and Liisi prepares to go on a voyage to Burma to fulfill a vow she once made to her deceased father. Jan begins to paint portraits of the singer in his desperate hope that he might meet her and impress her, while also planning and executing an attack on Luinstra's London hide out. Needless to say, Luinstra has other plans. The story comes to a riveting crescendo on Tower Bridge.

Inspired by former successes Performance and The Crying Game, but with the raw energy of Naked, Inbetween portrays a dark underworld filled with hypocritical terrorist leaders and petty drug dealers against a dreamy, almost hallucinatory counter-world in which each character is locked in a universe of their own personal obsessions. Yet the message of the film is life affirming, as Inbetween is ultimately about love and redemption in the face of violence and futility.

With an award winning cast and original soundtrack, this film is set to make the festival run starting this summer 2008.

La Toyson D'Or Films is also proud to announce its first commercial DVD release, Finding Rudolf Steiner, a documentary about the Austrian clairvoyant and founder of the Waldorf School movement. For more information go to http://www.inbetweenthefilm.com.

David Antonelli is a writer/director and producer and head of La Toyson D'Or Films Inc. His last film "Finding Rudolf Steiner" premiered at the 2006 Calgary Film Festival. He is currently working on a new film "The False Man".

David Antonelli
163 Janette Avenue
Windsor, ON
Canada N9A 4Y9
519 977 8689
danton @ uwindsor.ca
http://www.inbetweenthefilm.com

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