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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1988 - 30 July.7 August

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Category: Edition 1988

GEMINI, THE TWIN STARS is the story of a star-crossed friendship which springs up when a young man's flight from danger crosses another man's quest for adventure. Traveling from New York to Geneva, from Swiss mountain peaks to remote Greek islands, Matthew McLaren is a carefree New York college student in the midst of finals. His world changes dramatically when he is wrongly implicated in the drug dealings of a friend, who is shot down by undercover agents. Frightened and desperate, Matthew buys a one-way ticket to Switzerland and escapes, unwittingly becoming the object of an international manhunt. Enroute to Geneva, Matthew meets Maria-Helena Buffington, the aristocratic, dissatisfied wife of a U.S. Senator. Maria-Helena introduces Matthew to the fast life of the international set, and the two begin a passionate affair. Matthew's past catches up with him, however, in the form of two policemen hot on his trail. After a frantic chase through a glittering nightclub, Matthew escapes ...

Original Title Les gemeaux
Italian Title Gemini
Category Out of competition
Section Portrait
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 110'
Production Year 1988
Nationality Switzerland
Directed by Jacques Sandoz
Screenplay Jean-Bernard Billeter
Main cast Michael Azzolina, Roland Carey, Aurore Clément

 regista Jacques SandozJACQUES SANDOZ

Jacques Sandoz is a producer and director, known for Gemini - The Twin Stars (1988) and L'oeil bleu (1968).