Meet The DEALER In Super Stylish First Trailer

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Is Jean Luc Herbulot France's answer to Nicolas Winding Refn? The trailer for his gritty crime thriller Dealer could have you thinking maybe yes. Loosely inspired by the actual history of lead actor / producer Dan Bronchinson, this is super stylish and gritty stuff made on the cheap completely outside of the usual funding system.

After a life spent trafficking cocaine, Dan (Dan Bronchinson) has vowed that he will not go back to the life he once lived. But he's offered a one-time opportunity to achieve his life dream : moving to Australia with his daughter. He accepts the deal and soon starts a downward spiral sucking him back into 24 hours of lies, violence and treason where he has to save his daughter and survive by any means.

Check out the trailer below.
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  • Don Drye

    Looks like another shot for shot remake of Refn's "Pusher"…

  • Rumble Fish

    While Pusher looks like Mean Streets and The Killing of A Chinese Bookie...

  • Aleks

    It's not the worst comparison I've ever heard but it ain't exactly
    great either. I mean, Pusher and the films you mentioned definitely deal with similar thematics and milieu, but that's about it.
    This however is a much more blatant rip-off (or homage, whatever) of both the original Pusher and its remake, namely the cinematography of the latter. Not to mention this flick's called Dealer for Christ's sake, i.e. a synonym of Pusher.

  • Rumble Fish

    let´s not discuss the obvious as Pusher is a reference ackowledged by the director (it personally reminds me more of Run Lola Run) but style... art is stealing. Make me think of Coppola talking about Balzac. Here you have a 90s clipesque style not limited to Refn (rather Boyle/Ritchie/Tykwer copyrighted), with a slight touch of exploitation , shining a light on a milieu and a job (dealer) you rarely see (not to say never) in French cinema. The hook is maybe an overused style/feel but the story seems original at least. Let´s see & discuss later :)

  • Aleks

    Refn didn't end up making Mean-Streets-in-Copenhagen though. Dealer on the other hand shamelessly yells; Pusher-in-Paris!
    Also, I said Dealer lifted its look from the Pusher remake, not the original. Check those two trailers side-by-side, it's like they're for the same film.
    We'll see indeed, but I'm not holding my breath for a b-film version of an already subpar remake.

  • Tyrel

    totally agree!

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