A former street hustler in Nice, bodyguard to the stars in Cannes, and Miami mob associate, Jean Marc Calvet lived a wild and dangerous life before finding salvation in the form of a paintbrush. Nearing 40, Calvet threw himself into painting and transformed himself into a world-class artist. Although successful and happily married in Nicaragua, Calvet is haunted by guilt and the memory of the wife and son he left behind in France; UK documentarian Dominic Allan vividly captures Calvet's first steps in coming to terms with his past. Official Selection, 2011 Edinburgh, Locarno, Montreal Film Festivals; 2012 Miami Film Festival.
DIR/PROD Dominic Allan. Nicaragua/Costa Rica/UK/US/France, 2011, color, 86 min. In English, French and Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED D L
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