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Sébastien Marnier kicks off filming on L’origine du mal

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- Laure Calamy, Doria Tillier, Suzanne Clément, Dominique Blanc and Jacques Weber lead the cast of this Avenue B production sold by Charades

Sébastien Marnier kicks off filming on L’origine du mal
Actresses Laure Calamy, Doria Tillier and Suzanne Clément

The first clapperboard slammed today on L’origine du mal, Sébastien Marnier’s 3rd feature film after Faultless [+see also:
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(which earned its protagonist a nomination for Best Actress at the 2017 Césars) and School’s Out [+see also:
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interview: Sébastien Marnier
film profile
]
(unveiled in 2018, in the Venice Film Festival’s Sconfini line-up, and rewarded with a Special Mention in Sitges).

The cast includes Laure Calamy (nominated for this year’s Best Actress accolade at both the César and the Lumières awards, thanks to My Donkey, My Lover and I [+see also:
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; nominated for the Best Supporting Role César in 2018 and again in 2020 thanks to her performance in Ava [+see also:
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interview: Léa Mysius
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and in Only the Animals [+see also:
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interview: Dominik Moll
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]
; similarly well-received in the series Call My Agent! and whom we’ll be seeing this year in Une femme du monde and Être en mouvement), Doria Tillier (nominated for the 2018 and 2020 Best Actress Césars courtesy of Mr & Mrs Adelman [+see also:
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and La Belle Époque [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Bedos
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; hitting screens soon in Viens je t’emmène and Présidents), Canadian actress Suzanne Clément (recently at her best in Nothing to Hide [+see also:
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interview: Fred Cavayé
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]
and the series Dérapages), Dominique Blanc (seen in Step by Step [+see also:
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of late) and Jacques Weber (notably appearing in Death in Sarajevo [+see also:
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interview: Danis Tanovic
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in recent years). Véronique Ruggia-Saura (who featured in the filmmaker’s last two feature films), Céleste Brunnquell, Naidra Ayadi and Clotilde Mollet are also in on the action.

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Written by the director, the story centres around Stéphane who works in a canning factory and who gets back in touch with the father she never knew: Serge. She discovers an incredibly rich man holed up in his immense home and surrounded by the women in his life, who try to undermine her. Stéphane invents a whole other life for herself in order to impress them. Jealousy and bitterness begin to break up the family. The evil begins to spread…

L’origine du mal is produced by Caroline Bonmarchand (the filmmaker’s trusted associate) on behalf of Avenue B Productions and is co-produced by Canadian firm micro_scope. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film benefits from an advance on receipts from the CNC, as well as the support of the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Pays de la Loire regions (where filming will proceed until 15 April), and of the SOFICA companies Cofinova, Cinécap and Cinéaxe. Distribution in France will be managed by The Jokers with international sales in the hands of Charades.

For the record, Avenue B is currently overseeing post-production on works including Petite nature by Samuel Theis (read our article) and Dunes Dreams by Samuel Doux (article), having recently put forth Enormous [+see also:
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by Sophie Letourneur and Spring Blossom [+see also:
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interview: Suzanne Lindon
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]
by Suzanne Lindon, to name but two.

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(Translated from French)

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