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First clap for Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone

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- Sylvie Ohayon adapts her novel for cinema. Doria Achour, Aure Atika, Marc Lavoine and Syvie Testud in the cast of this The Film production

First clap for Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone

Today begins in the Courneuve, in the Parisian suburbs, the filming of the first feature by Sylvie Ohayon (photo): Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone. The film is set in the 4000 neighbourhood, a grouping of social housing where Jean-Luc Godard had filmed Deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle (1967). But this time, the film will be a teenage chronicle set in 1987, based on the novel by the same name by the neo-filmmaker (who co-wrote the screenplay with Sylvie Verheyde), and brings together in the cast Doria Achour (La fille publique [+see also:
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), Aure Atika (noticed in Blame it on Voltaire and The Beat That My Heart Skipped [+see also:
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, nominated for the César 2010 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Mademoiselle Chambon [+see also:
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), Marc Lavoine (appreciated in Korkoro (Freedom) [+see also:
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 and Armed Hands [+see also:
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, in theatres on October 23 with Le coeur des hommes 3), Sylvie Testud (European Film Award 2010 for Best Actress for Lourdes [+see also:
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) and Soumaye Bocoum.

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Produced by Michaël Gentile for The FilmPapa Was Not a Rolling Stone is coproduced by France 2 Cinéma and Pathé (which will handle the French distribution and international sales). Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature is also backed by the CNC, the Île-de-France region and the Sofica Manon and Cinémage. The filming, which will last eight weeks, will take place in the Courneuve and Paris.

The Film, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary, also produced The Ordeal [+see also:
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 and Vynian [+see also:
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 by Fabrice du Welz, Espion(s) [+see also:
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 by Nicolas Saada, The Time that remains [+see also:
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 by Elia Suleiman, Le Skylab [+see also:
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 by Julie Delpy and The Patience Stone [+see also:
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 by Atiq Rahimi (in theatres since last Thursday in Germany and to be released in the UK on December 6).

(Translated from French)

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