YEAR : 2006
A FILM BY : Marc Riviere
PRODUCTION : Bi Plan Prod – Marc Rivière, LM Productions, Artemis Production, RTL-TVI, Gaumont, France 2 Cinéma, Sofilm – Patrick Sandrin, François Morel
STARRING : Christophe Lambert, Julie Gayet, Rémy Girard
Finding Canada at only two-and-a-half hours flight distance from Paris? Mark Rivière and Gaumont discovered their big North right here in Bulgaria, thanks to its high mountains (Rila, Pirin) and pine forests and Great Lakes. During the winter, the Bulgarian mountains offer many vast landscapes which remain covered with snow for several months, including Vitoscha, a mountain rising to more than 2,000 m over the city of Sofia.
All vehicles involved, firemen, police force, trucks and other North American cars, as well as a helicopter and a seaplane were also found in Bulgaria. It was within this framework that the film director Mark Rivière chose to shoot, during 8 weeks and between 2 seasons. 3 ½ of those 8 weeks were in locations near Sofia.