SND counting on success with The Informant
by Fabien Lemercier
30/01/2012 - Based on a true story and adapted from a novel written by Marc Fiévet, who is sent by the French Customs department to infiltrate the drug traffickers in Gibraltar, then left to his fate by the political powers in place, Julien Leclercq’s The Informant will be one of the major assets in the line-up of French international seller SND, which will kick off pre-sales of the title at the European Film Market at the 62nd Berlinale (February 9-19, 2012).
Starring Gilles Lellouche (Point Blank [trailer], My Piece of the Pie [trailer]), Vincent Lindon (Welcome [trailer, film focus], Pater [trailer, film focus]) and Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio (The Front Line [trailer, film focus], Poliss [trailer, film focus]), the film will start shooting in spring and is scripted by Abdel Raouf Dafri (Public Enemy Number One (Part 1) [trailer], A Prophet [trailer, film focus]). Production is piloted by Dimitri Rassam for Chapter 2 with co-production support from Studio 37, SND and Canada’s Transfilm.
At the Berlin market, Lionel Uzan’s team will screen Sophie Lellouche’s Paris-Manhattan, starring Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel, Woody Allen and Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, a romantic comedy that attracted interest from many distributors at the recent Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris. This the director’s debut feature was produced by Vendome Production and will be released in France on March 28. The plot centres on a young 30-year-old woman who can’t manage to settle down with someone and only lives through her passion for Woody Allen and his world. But finally, she meets a man...
There will also be screenings of Pierre Pinaud’s On Air (starring Karin Viard and Nicolas Duvauchelle – see news) and French director Pascal Laugier’s US/Canadian thriller The Tall Man, starring Jessica Biel; and sales will get started for Grégory Magne and Stéphane Viard’s title in post-production, Michel, starring Gregory Montel and the singer Michel Delpech, the former playing a bailiff who has to seize the possessions of the latter and embarks on organising a concert to bail out the artist (produced by Les Films Velvet).
(Translated from French)