A peasant wine maker in 19th Century France and an angel grapple with the sensual, the sacred and the profane in their search for the perfect vintage.
Production company: Ascension Film.
Co-production company: Kortex/Acajou Films (France).
Backers:New Zealand Film Production Fund, New Zealand Film Commission, Motion Investment Group (Belgium), OLC/Rights Entertainment (Japan), Birka Holding AB, Burgundy Film Commission, Les Films 2 Cinema, NZonAir.
Producers:Robin Laing, Pascal Judelewicz, Ludi Boeken, Laurie Parker, Niki Caro.
Co-Producers: Jean-Francois Klein, Claes Wachtmeister.
Int’l sales: NZ Film.
Local distrib: Icon. (OLC/Rights Entertainment in Japan, and Ascot Elite in Switzerland)
Executive producers: Chica Benadava, Jeremy Burdek, Masahuru Inaba, Nadia Khamlichi, Adrian Politowski.
Director: Niki Caro.
Scriptwriter:Niki Caro, Joan Scheckem from the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Knox.
Production designer: Grant Major.
Cast:Jeremie Renier, Gaspard Ulliel, Vera Farmiga, Keisha Castle-Hughes.
Shooting from March to May, 2008, in New Zealand and France.
Contact: Kathleen Drumm, head of sales and marketing, NZ Film, + 64 4 382 7680.