GIRAUDAT (Jules), BOUVART (Arthur)
BROTHERFILMS, CANAL +
Worldwide (except France).
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
A thriller-like documentary based on an incredible true story, mixing cold war, new weapons, and worldwide geopolitical intrigues. More than 500 diplomats and members of the American intelligence services are victims of frightening symptoms called "The Thing": a unique investigation with exclusive interviews.
December 2016, a few months after the historic re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba, an American diplomat, who had just arrived in Havana, passed out on the floor of his home, suffering from frightening symptoms. He claims to have been targeted by a shrill sound pressing down on his skull, "The Thing". Six years later, more than 1,000 American diplomats and intelligence officers stationed on every continent suffered the same fate that is threatening to paralyze American diplomacy. Cuban attack? Collective psychosis? Russian intelligence operations? This documentary unearths forgotten Cold War practices and redefines the rules of international relations at a time when Vladimir Putin has declared an all-out war on the West.