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PRODUCTION France / Taiwan

Principal photography about to start for Territory of Love

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- Déborah François and Paul Hamy are among the cast of Romain Cogitore’s second feature, which is being produced by Cinéma Defacto with House on Fire and will be sold by UDI

Principal photography about to start for Territory of Love
Actors Déborah François and Paul Hamy

The first clapperboard will slam in Taiwan on 12 April for Territory of Love, the second feature by Romain Cogitore, following Nos résistances [+see also:
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(2011). Toplining this French-Taiwanese co-production are Belgian actress Déborah François (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2006 and 2007 for The Child [+see also:
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and The Page Turner [+see also:
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, winning the same award in 2009 for The First Day of the Rest of Your Life [+see also:
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, also garnering positive reviews in Populaire [+see also:
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and The Poisoning Angel [+see also:
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) and Paul Hamy (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actor and the Lumière Award for Best New Actor in 2014 for Suzanne [+see also:
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; turning heads in such titles as Parisienne [+see also:
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, My King [+see also:
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and French Blood [+see also:
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; putting on a fine performance recently in The Ornithologist [+see also:
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interview: João Pedro Rodrigues
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; set to grace screens soon in 9 doigts). The cast also includes Vincent Perez (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 and 1999; superb in the role of Eddie Barclay in Dalida [+see also:
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not so long ago).

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Written by the director, the story revolves around 30-year-old Maria, who is impatient, rebellious and an expert in English. Olivier is 25, shy, slow and a German expert. They meet in China. Then, suddenly, the news explodes. It's their story, a true story – it's the incredible force of love.

Produced by Tom Dercourt and Sophie Erbs for Cinéma Defacto and executive-coproduced by House on Fire (via its Paris-based outfit and its Taiwanese branch), Territory of Love is receiving support from the Alsace and Limousin regions, the Urban Community of Strasbourg, the Cofimage Sofica, Media Slate Funding, the Procirep, and the councils of the cities of Kaohsiung and Taichung. The shoot will begin with a 17-day stretch in Taiwan, before continuing for 12 days in France, initially in Limoges, followed by Alsace, where it will wrap on 8 June. The French theatrical release will be handled by Sophie Dulac Distribution, while UDI will take care of the international sales.

Among the myriad projects that it has in the pipeline, Cinéma Defacto currently has Après la guerre by Italy’s Annarita Zambrano (see the article – executive-produced with Sensito Films), Los Perros [+see also:
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by Chile’s Marcela Said and the co-production Moon Hotel Kabul [+see also:
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by Romania’s Anca Damian in the final stages of post-production. In addition, another of its co-productions is being filmed as we speak: The Load [+see also:
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by Serbia’s Ognjen Glavonic.

(Translated from French)

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