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European line-up with Unmade Beds, To Die Like a Man

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European line-up with Unmade Beds, To Die Like a Man

Making the most of a promising window in the almost permanent bottleneck of releases, several European productions and co-productions will this week try their luck in theatres.

Among them is UK feature Unmade Beds [+see also:
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by Alexis Dos Santos (see video interview). Selected at over 35 international festivals, the film is being launched by Rezo Films on 39 screens. Its cast includes Belgian actress Déborah François and Spain’s Fernando Tielve (see video interview).

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Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues’s critically-acclaimed To Die Like a Man [+see also:
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, which was unveiled in last year’s Un Certain Regard at Cannes (see review), is being released by Epicentre Films on 13 screens.

There has also been press approval for Haile Gerima’s German/French/Ethiopian co-production Teza [+see also:
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, which picked up the Special Jury Prize and Golden Osella for Best Screenplay at Venice in 2008 (see review). The film is distributed by Atlantis.

The line-up also includes Marie Jaoul de Poncheville’s French/German title Tengri: Blue Heavens [+see also:
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(see news – French Distribution); and Laurent Vinas-Raymond’s French/Belgian film I Forgot To Tell You [+see also:
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(Colifilms Diffusion).

French production also puts in an appearance this week with Alexandre Arcady’s thriller Comme Les Cinq Doigts de la Main [+see also:
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(“Like the Five Fingers of the Hand”, ARP Sélection on 277 screens); Pascal Kané’s Je Ne Vous Oublierai Jamais [+see also:
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(“I Will Never Forget You”, Zelig Films Distribution); and two documentaries: Vincent Dieutre’s Después de la Revolución (“After the Revolution”, Shellac) and Malek Bensmaïl’s China Is Still Far Away (Tadrart Films).

At the box office, the comedy Camping 2 [+see also:
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has got off to a flying start with 1.18m admissions in five days (Pathé Distribution on 781 screens), while The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec [+see also:
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has attracted 915,000 viewers in 12 days (EuropaCorp Distribution on 636 screens).

Mammuth [+see also:
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has also got off to a good start with 166,000 admissions in five days (Ad Vitam on 165 screens). Meanwhile, Heartbreaker [+see also:
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(3.1m admissions in six weeks) and All that Glitters [+see also:
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(1.15m in five weeks) continue to enjoy a long run in theatres.

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(Translated from French)

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