Tonka


1h 49m 1997

Brief Synopsis

A burned-out, world class sprinter is re-invigorated when he meets a young woman who runs on instinct and orange soda. The girl, Tonka, lives in a giant Coca-Cola sign in the shape of a can and sneaks showers and food from a variety of sources. When she sprints away from a shop from which she has st

Film Details

Release Date
1997
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Flach Film; France 3 Cinéma; Pyramide Films; SOFICA Cofimage; StudioCanal
Location
Paris, France; Vicinity of Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

A burned-out, world class sprinter is re-invigorated when he meets a young woman who runs on instinct and orange soda. The girl, Tonka, lives in a giant Coca-Cola sign in the shape of a can and sneaks showers and food from a variety of sources. When she sprints away from a shop from which she has stolen a croissant at blistering speed, the sprinter is inspired to train her for professional track events.

Film Details

Release Date
1997
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Flach Film; France 3 Cinéma; Pyramide Films; SOFICA Cofimage; StudioCanal
Location
Paris, France; Vicinity of Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1997

Released in United States May 1997

Released in United States November 1997

Released in United States 1998

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 7-19, 1997.

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (Young Cinema) November 1-10, 1997.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Feature directorial debut for actor Jean-Hugues Anglade.

Feature acting debut for Pamela Soo.

Began shooting June 3, 1996.

Completed shooting August 2, 1996.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1997

Released in United States May 1997 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 7-19, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (Young Cinema) November 1-10, 1997.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 21 - June 14, 1998.)