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Principal photography just around the corner for Benjamin Parent’s Un vrai bonhomme

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- Isabelle Carré, Eric Elmosnino, Thomas Guy and Benjamin Voisin are among the cast of this feature debut being staged by Delante Productions and set to be sold by Indie Sales

Principal photography just around the corner for Benjamin Parent’s Un vrai bonhomme
Actors Isabelle Carré, Eric Elmosnino, Thomas Guy and Benjamin Voisin

The shoot for Benjamin Parent’s feature debut, Un vrai bonhomme (lit. “A Real Man”), will get under way on 20 August. After he turned heads with his short film It’s Not a Cowboy Movie (in competition in the Cannes Critics’ Week in 2012, nominated for the César Award in 2013 and presented at over 90 international festivals, winning around 30 prizes into the bargain), for the cast of his new opus, the filmmaker has assembled young actors Thomas Guy (who rose to fame in The Fabulous Patars [+see also:
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 and who will grace screens in January next year in School’s Out) and Benjamin Voisin (who appeared in Nobody’s Perfect! [+see also:
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The Happy Prince [+see also:
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 and the mini-series Proud, and who has just been toplining La Dernière Vie de Simon), who will be flanked by Isabelle Carré (César Award for Best Actress in 2003, and nominated in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011; also popular in such titles as Marie’s Story [+see also:
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 and 21 Nights with Pattie [+see also:
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) and Eric Elmosnino (César Award for Best Actor in 2011 for Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life [+see also:
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, nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2015 for The Bélier Family [+see also:
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, on the cinema listings recently in L’École buissonnière [+see also:
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 and I Feel Better [+see also:
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).

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The story, written by Benjamin Parent and Théo Courtial, revolves around 16-year-old Tom, a sensitive teenager who hasn’t grown up one bit since he was involved in a car crash with his big brother, Léo. As he prepares to start at a new secondary school, he very much hopes to find his place, make friends and charm the girl he is smitten by. But in order to do so, Tom needs the support of his big brother, a dedicated mentor who sets about making a real “man” out of him. Yet behind Léo’s brotherly benevolence lurks a destructive disposition... Will Tom be able to grow up without his brother’s help?

Produced by Caroline Adrian pour Delante ProductionsUn vrai bonhomme is being co-produced by Delante FilmsFrance 2 Cinéma, Été 75’ and Belgium’s Scope Pictures. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature has also secured the support of the Île-de-France region and Emergence. The shoot will take place from 20 August-5 October; the French distribution will be handled by Ad Vitam and the international sales by Indie Sales.

As a reminder, Delante Productions has Conviction by Antoine Raimbault (starring Marina FoïsOlivier Gourmet and Laurent Lucas – released in France on 13 March 2019 – see the article) in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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