• Provisional Delivery : October 2024
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  • Director(s):

    GIRAUDAT (Jules), BOUVART (Arthur)

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  • Territories:

    Worldwide (except France).

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  • Language(s):

    English, French

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A thriller-like documentary based on an incredible true story, mixing the Cold War, new weapons, and worldwide geopolitical intrigues. More than 1,000 U.S. diplomats and intelligence officers have been reporting suffering from frightening symptoms known as "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". Seven years later, more than 1,000 American diplomats and intelligence officers stationed on every continent reported suffering 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.

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