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Allan Mauduit shooting Rebelles

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- Cécile de France, Audrey Lamy and Yolande Moreau topline the film, staged by Albertine Productions and set to be sold by Le Pacte

Allan Mauduit shooting Rebelles
Actresses Cécile de France, Audrey Lamy and Yolande Moreau

Since 7 March, Allan Mauduit has been shooting Rebelles, his second feature (and his first as a solo director), following Ugly Melanie [+see also:
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 (one million admissions in France in 2008 and earning a nomination for the 2009 César Awards in the Most Promising Actress category), which he co-helmed with Jean-Pierre Benes, much like the series Kabul Kitchen (FIPA d’Or in 2012).

For the cast of the film, an off-the-wall comedy that will unfold against a thriller backdrop, the filmmaker has assembled Belgium’s Cécile de France (nominated for the César Award for Best Actress in 2007, 2008 and 2016 for Summertime [+see also:
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 and for the Magritte Award in 2012 for The Kid with a Bike [+see also:
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; popular recently in the series The Young Pope and Just to Be Sure [+see also:
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; set to grace screens imminently in Mademoiselle de Joncquières) and Yolande Moreau (César Award for Best Actress in 2005 and 2009 for When the Sea Rises and Séraphine [+see also:
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, set to hit screens later this year in Les Estivants and I Feel Good), in addition to Audrey Lamy (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2011 for All That Glitters [+see also:
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), Samuel Jouy (French Blood [+see also:
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) and Simon Abkarian (Army of Crime [+see also:
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).

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Written by Mauduit himself (who also co-wrote the screenplay for Arès [+see also:
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) together with Jérémy Guez (The Night Eats the World [+see also:
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A Bluebird in My Heart), the story revolves around Sandra, a young woman forced to leave the South of France to flee her violent husband. With no ties, she returns to Boulogne-sur-Mer, the city where she spent her childhood, which she left almost 15 years ago. There, she is reunited with her mother and a whole world she left behind. Penniless, she lands a job in a fish canning factory, where she befriends two of her fellow workers. But one day, after one of her colleagues vehemently accosts her, she defends herself and accidentally kills him...

Produced by Matthieu Tarot for Albertine ProductionsRebelles is being co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and has secured backing from Pictanovo. The shoot will take place in Paris and the Ile-de-France region until 3 April before shifting to Boulogne-sur-Mer for three weeks. The French distribution and international sales will be overseen by Le Pacte

As a reminder, Albertine Productions has Courted [+see also:
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 by Christian Vincent and Gemma Bovery [+see also:
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 by Anne Fontaine under its belt, and it currently has Un homme pressé by Hervé Mimran and Volontaire [+see also:
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 by Hélène Fillières in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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