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Sylvie Audcoeur wraps the shoot for An Ordinary Mother

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- Karin Viard, Darren Muselet and Samir Guesmi stand out among the cast of this feature debut, produced by Tripode and Incognita, and sold by France TV Distribution

Sylvie Audcoeur wraps the shoot for An Ordinary Mother
Actress Karin Viard

After kicking off on 18 February, the shoot for An Ordinary Mother, the feature-length directorial debut by actress Sylvie Audcoeur, is due to wrap today. The feature is toplined by Karin Viard (a recent nominee for the César Award for Best Actress for Perfect Nanny [+see also:
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, set to appear in The Origin of the World [+see also:
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and Tokyo Shaking, both of which are awaiting their theatrical release, and who has just been filming Le déhanché d’Elvis), rising star Darren Muselet (who turned heads in The Specials [+see also:
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and was popular in Bro [+see also:
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) and Samir Guesmi (excellent in the Cannes label title Ibrahim [+see also:
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, which is also currently awaiting release). This trio is flanked by such names as Oscar Kopp and Farida Ouchani.

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The story, written by the director herself together with Anna Fregonese and Jacques Akchoti, revolves around Aline, who never managed to get closure after the death of her 17-year-old son in a street fight. When she sees the assailant recently released from prison, she decides to cook up a plan to avenge her dead son. Things go unexpectedly as she gets to know the young man and her determination is put to the test.

Produced by Delphine Schmit for Tripode Productions and Édouard de Vésinne for Incognita films, An Ordinary Mother has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+. The film, which is also backed by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and the SG Image and Arte Cofinova Soficas, was shot over a period of six weeks in the Rhône region (three weeks in the province of Beaujolais and three in the vicinity of Lyon) with Guillaume Deffontaines (a nominee for the César Award in his category for Slack Bay [+see also:
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in 2017) in charge of the cinematography. The French theatrical release will be handled by Memento Distribution, while the international sales have been entrusted to France TV Distribution.

As a reminder, Tripode Productions recently co-produced Rascal [+see also:
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by Peter Dourountzis (Cannes Official Selection label in 2020) and executive-produced Les meilleures by Marion Desseigne-Ravel (see the article), two features currently awaiting their theatrical release. At the most recent edition of the MIA in Rome, the company also won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award for Emmanuelle Nicot’s project Dalva, co-produced with Belgium’s Hélicotronc, which will begin shooting this summer (read the interview with the two producers and the director).

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(Translated from French)

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