Leila Bekhti, mother and bank robber, in Now or Never
by Fabien Lemercier
- The actress will share the bill with Nicolas Duvauchelle and Bénébar in Serge Frydman’s new film, a Nord-Ouest production to be filmed in April
Eight weeks of filming will begin mid-April in the region around Paris for the dramatic comedy Now or Never (Maintenant ou jamais) by Serge Frydman, the screenwriter of four films by Patrice Leconte (notably The Girl on the Bridge which brought him a César nomination in 2000), and who embarked upon his career as a director in 2005 with My Angel. According to our information, the cast of his second feature film will feature Leila Bekhti (César 2011 for Best Newcomer in Tout ce qui brille [+see also:
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As the mother of a family, you do not, in principle, rob banks: this is the premise of the screenplay written by Serge Frydman. Unless times are hard, your husband loses his job and the bank seizes your house. Unless destiny makes you encounter a petty thief one night, who grabs your handbag and unless you end up asking him to teach you how to become a thief. Unless that man falls in love with you. Unless...
Produced by Christophe Rossignon and Philip Boëffard for Nord-Ouest Films, Now or Never has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, and will be co-produced by the Belgian company Artémis Productions. Mars Distribution will handle its release in French cinemas, with international sales still being negotiated.
Nord-Ouest Films, which is currently carrying in post-production L’épreuve d’une vie by Nils Tavernier (with Jacques Gamblin and Alexandra Lamy –article), will launch the filming of La Justice ou le Chaos by Vincent Garenq in June (a film inspired by the Clearstream case with Gilles Lellouche in the role of the investigative journalist Denis Robert). The company's many projects also include Après la tempête by Safy Nebbou and En mai, fais ce qu’il te plaît by Christian Carion (news).
(Translated from French)
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