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Romain Duris and Emma Mackey currently filming Eiffel

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- The duo shine leading the cast of Martin Bourboulon’s new film, produced by VVZ Production and sold by Pathé, which follows in the trail blazed by the Eiffel Tower’s inventor

Romain Duris and Emma Mackey currently filming Eiffel
Actor Romain Duris and actress Emma Mackey

The first clapperboard slammed on 13 August for Eiffel, Martin Bourboulon’s third feature film after Daddy or Mommy [+see also:
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(2.8 million admission in France in 2015) and Divorce French Style (Daddy or Mommy 2) [+see also:
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(1.36 million viewers by the end of 2016). Standing tall among the cast are Romain Duris (nominated Best Actor at the César Awards in 2019, 2015, 2011 and 2006 for Our Struggles [+see also:
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, The New Girlfriend [+see also:
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, Heartbreaker [+see also:
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and The Beat That My Heart Skipped [+see also:
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; recently well-received in Mrs. Hyde [+see also:
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and Just A Breath Away [+see also:
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) and the French-British rising star Emma Mackey (discovered in the series Sex Education and soon to be seen in the Irish film The Winter Lake).

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Written by the director, alongside Caroline Bongrand, Tatiana de Rosnay and Thomas Bidegain, the story centres around the civil engineer Gustave Eiffel who is casting around for inspiration, under intense pressure to produce something spectacular for the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1889, following his highly fruitful and much applauded collaboration with Auguste Bartholdi on the Statue of Liberty. It is at this point that his path crosses that of the mysterious Adrienne, a high-born woman with whom he’d shared a deeply passionate and loving relationship many years previously…

Produced by Vanessa Van Zuylen on behalf of VVZ Production/L’Insensé Films, Eiffel is co-produced by Pan-Européenne, as well as by Pathé who will be heading up French distribution having successfully kick-started international pre-sales at Cannes’ recent Marché du Film. Due to wrap in November, the film-shoot is starting out in the Haute Loire region (in Pont-Salomon) before moving on to Paris, with photography entrusted to Matias Boucard (nominated for a 2016 Lumière Award in his specialist area for SK1 [+see also:
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) and set design in the hands of Michel Barthélémy (winner of the 2010 and 2019 César awards for A Prophet [+see also:
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and The Sisters Brothers [+see also:
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, and likewise nominated in 2011, 2016 and 2017).

For the record, VVZ Production also gave us Up For Love [+see also:
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by Laurent Tirard.

(Translated from French)

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