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PRODUCTION / FUNDING France

Filming in sight for Emmanuel Courcol’s Un Triomphe

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- Kad Merad, Marina Hands, Laurent Stocker, Patrick Pineau and Sofian Khammes star. An Agat Films production sold by mk2

Filming in sight for Emmanuel Courcol’s Un Triomphe
Director Emmanuel Courcol

Filming is set to begin on 22 October for The Big Hit (Un Triomphe), Emmanuel Courcol’s second feature after Ceasefire [+see also:
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(unveiled on the Piazza Grande at Locarno in 2016). The cast includes Kad Merad (winner of the Best Supporting César award in 2007 for Don't worry, I'm fine [+see also:
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; heading the cast in Welcome to the Sticks [+see also:
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, Superchondriac [+see also:
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and Superstar [+see also:
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, appreciated as well in Orchestra Class [+see also:
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, Kings for a Day [+see also:
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and the TV series Baron noir; on screens 20 January 2020 in La Belle équipe), Marina Hands (winner of the Best Actress César award in 2007 Lady Chatterley [+see also:
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, appreciated in Of Women and Horses [+see also:
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, Jappeloup [+see also:
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and the TV series Black Spot), Laurent Stocker (winner of the Best Newcomer César award in 2008 for Hunting and Gathering [+see also:
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; appreciated in Miss and the Doctors [+see also:
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, The Summer House [+see also:
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and An Officer and a Spy [+see also:
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), Patrick Pineau (A Lady in Paris [+see also:
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), Sofian Khammes (revealed in Chouf [+see also:
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and on screen in 2020 in Poissonsexe, La Nuée and Arthur Rambo), Darren Muselet (Bro [+see also:
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), Wabinlé Nabié (Ceasefire), Lamine Cissokho (Meltem [+see also:
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) and Mathilde Courcol-Rozès.

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Written by Emmanuel Courcol (nominated for the Best Screenplay César award in 2010 for Welcome [+see also:
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) in collaboration with Thierry de Carbonnières, Khaled Amara and Jean-Louis Benoît, the script is based on a true story and centered on Étienne, a struggling actor who animates a theatre group in a prison. He decides to show Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. After difficult beginnings, the inmates succeed in making the play theirs. Thus begins a triumphant tour which makes every return behind bars more painful than the last. Étienne, who finally holds a chance to reveal his talents, is also aware that everything could end at any moment. They are chained to the same destiny, until the day when…


Produced by Marc Bordure and Robert Guédiguian for Agat Films & Cie, The Big Hit was pre-bought by Canal+ and Ciné+, and benefited from the support of the Ile-de-France region (where the eight weeks of filming are taking place) and of the Sofica Cinémage, Cinéaxe, La Banque Postale Image, SG Image, SofiTVciné and Manon. French distribution will be handled by Memento, and international sales by mk2 Films.

For the record, Agat Films & Cie recently revealed, in Venice, Robert Guédiguian’s Gloria Mundi [+see also:
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(for which Ariane Ascaride won the Volpi cup for Best Actress and which will be released in French cinemas on 27 November); Blind Spot [+see also:
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by Patrick-Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividic in the ACID section in Cannes (released in France on 16 October); and Sébastien Lifshitz’s documentary Adolescentes in Critics’ Week at Locarno. On screens since 18 September is the documentary Nous le peuple [+see also:
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by Claudine Bories and Patrick Chagnard, while Pingouin et Goéland et leurs 300 petits de Michel Leclerc is in post-production (read the news)

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(Translated from French)

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