Reims Polar
4th thriller film festival

Killing Blues

Cécilia Rouaud

Hors Compétition

Closing Film

Since his wife Marianne moved away, Max, a ruthless fifty-year-old hitman faints at the sight of the slightest drop of blood. In his line of work, that is quite problematic… His future in the profession being compromised, Max decides it is time for a new start. With the help of his neighbors Karim and Stephanie, a young idealist couple, he becomes a real estate agent.  A new, simpler life awaits him… Until he’s caught up by his past…


  • Director
    Cécilia Rouaud
  • Production
    Stan Collet & Frank Mettre
  • Script
    Cécilia Rouaud
  • Cinematography
    Pierre Cottereau
  • Editing
    Fabrice Rouaud
  • Music
    LoW Entertainment


  • François Damiens
  • William Lebghil
  • Laura Felpin
  • Bruno Podalydès
  • Vanessa Paradis


  • Origin
  • Year
  • Duration
  • Language
    French with English subtitles



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Cécilia Rouaud

After a master’s degree in modern literature, she began her career in the film industry as an assistant on Gérard Jugnot’s Most Promising Young Actress (2000) and then worked alongside filmmakers such as Patrice Chéreau and Cédric Klapisch. In 2003, she wrote and directed her first short film, Lapin intégral, starring Hélène de Fougerolles. Her feature debut, Low Profile, was released in 2012 and brought on screen Denis Ménochet, Vanessa Paradis, Léa Drucker and Laurent Lucas. She made in 2018 her second film Photo de famille with Vanessa Paradis, Camille Cottin and Pierre Deladonchamps in the main roles. Killing Blues is her third feature film.


  • 2023
    Killing Blues
  • 2018
    Photo de famille
  • 2012
    Low Profile

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