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The Vintner's Luck Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

A winemaker is coached by a wise spirit in this fantasy set in the early 19th century, based on a novel by Elizabeth Knox. Sobran Jodeau (Jérémie Renier) is a poor but hard-working man who helps the Comte de Vully (Patrice Valota) grow grapes but hopes to someday oversee his own vineyard and make world-class wine. Sobran is also deeply in love with Celeste (Keisha Castle-Hughes), a lovely women whose family has been touched by emotional instability. One night, Sobran is visited by Xas (Gaspard Ulliel), a guardian angel who offers to help him with his dream of becoming a vintner; Xas pledges to visit Sobran one day every year to sample his wine and give him advice. However, Xas warns Sobran that like great art, great wine often is the product of sacrifice and suffering, and with the passage of time Sobran is visited by both kind and cruel fate. Sobran and Celeste are wed, and after the death of the Comte de Vully, his heir, Baroness Aurora de Valday (Vera Farmiga), puts Sobran in charge of the winery. But Sobran's skill alone doesn't produce exceptional wine, and it's not until he's touched by tragedy that he is able to produce a vintage that speaks of a full life. The Vintner's Luck received its world premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 6, 2011

Cast

Jérémie Renier
as Sobran Jodeau
Keisha Castle-Hughes
as Celeste
Vania Vilers
as Jodeau Senior
Eric Godon
as Father Lesy
Patrice Valota
as Comte de Vully
François Beukelaers
as Chief Winemaker
Gaspard Ulliel
as The Angel Xas
Vera Farmiga
as Aurora de Valday
Jean-Louis Sbille
as Henri
Pascal Judelewicz
as Aurora's Lawyer
Lizzie Brocheré
as Sabine
Alexandra Meierhans
Ivan Martin
Michael Godere

Crew

Niki Caro
Director
Niki Caro
Producer
Lars Knudsen
Producer
Pascal Judelewicz
Producer
Ludi Boeken
Producer
Laurie Parker
Producer
Jay Van Hoy
Producer
Robin Laing
Producer
Ben Howe
Producer
Alexandra Meierhans
Screenwriter
Elizabeth Knox
Book Author
Niki Caro
Screenwriter
Niki Caro
Book Author
Michael Godere
Screenwriter
Joan Scheckel
Screenwriter
Denis Lenoir
Cinematographer
Nils Kenaston
Cinematographer
Stewart Wallace
Composer (Music Score)
David Coulson
Editor
Katie McQuerrey
Editor
Lee Percy
Editor
Grant Major
Production Designer
Marc Flouquet
Art Director
Jamie Mai
Executive Producer
Masaharu Inaba
Executive Producer
Nadia Khamlichi
Executive Producer
Charlie Ledley
Executive Producer
Jeremy Burdek
Executive Producer
Ian McGloin
Executive Producer
Chris Burt
Sound/Sound Designer
Liz Tan
First Assistant Director
Denis Lenoir
Camera Operator
Sylvie Brochere
Casting
Patrick Hella
Casting
Jerome Prebois
Still Photographer
Chris Burt
Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Hedges
Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Bennett
Casting Director
Pania Williams
Visual Effects
Jason Durey
Special Effects Supervisor
Nicola Olsen
Line Producer
Elaine Grainger
Casting Director
Dominique Warnier
Sound Recordist
Ken Saville
Sound Recordist
Denise Kum
Makeup
Denise Kum
Hair Styles
Segolene Amice
Production Coordinator
Gilbert Lake
Re-Recording Mixer
Hilary Niederer
Costumes Supervisor
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