German channel DAS ERSTE will present MMC Movies’ co-production Monsieur Pierre geht online as a German free TV premiere on July 30 at 10:45 pm.
The movie starring Pierre Richard tells the story of 75 year old widower Pierre Stein who discovers online dating websites. Using the profile picture of Alex (Yaniss Lespert), his grand daughter’s boyfriend, Pierre meets 31-year-old Flora (Fanny Valette). Charmed by his elegant conversations and intimate confessions, she asks him on a date, face to face. Pierre asks Alex to go in his place, but can’t resist accompanying him to observe his own first date…
Mr. Stein Goes Online (international title) by Stéphane Robelin is a feel-good movie that puts a modern twist on Cyrano de Bergerac. Not to be missed!
The German-French-Belgian-Austrian co-production was shot in May and June 2016 at the MMC Studios, where Pierre Stein’s large and choicely appointed Paris apartment was built by the MMC Art Department on MMC’s soundstage 37, as well as on locations in the federal state of Schleswig Holstein (on the island of Sylt), Belgium (Brussels), and France (Paris).
See some behind-the-scenes photos shot on the set in Cologne here: Mr. Stein Goes Online / Un Profil Pour Deux
Monsieur Pierre geht online aka Mr. Stein Goes Online aka Un Profil Pour Deux (French title) is a production by Fabian Gasmia (Detailfilm GmbH, DE), Christophe Bruncher (Ici et Là Productions, FR), Panache Productions (BE), La Compagnie Cinématographique (BE) in co-production with Orange Studio, Schortcut Films, RTBF, Voo, Be TV, Gasmia Film, MMC Movies, The Post Republic, and Chaussee Soundvision.
The production was supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, and FFHSH–Filmfoerderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.
Watch Monsieur Pierre geht online on July 30 at 10:45 pm on DAS ERSTE.
Monsieur Pierre geht online will be available for catch-up at the ARD Mediathek until August 6.
In addition, channel ONE will show TV reruns until August 11.
Title photo: Pierre (Pierre Richard) and Alex (Yaniss Lespert). © Tom Trambow