Auteuil & Depardieu in 36
- Two policemen divided by their love for the same woman, in the new film by Olivier Marchal. The two actors are back together after The Closet. Shooting starts in February 2004 in Paris
There’s a star cast for the second feature film by Olivier Marchal, whose 36 [+see also:
film profile] will re-unite Daniel Auteuil and Gérard Depardieu. The story is set in the famous headquarters of the Judicial Police at the Quai des Orfèvres in Paris, and the shooting should be starting in February 2004.
Olivier Marchal joined the police in 1980, when he was 22 years old. He continued to work there for 12 years, in the SRPJ Anti-Crime squad, working in the anti-terrorism section before then moving to the Night Group of the 5th division of the Judicial Police in Paris. In the meantime he also attended theatre courses before then becoming a television screenwriter, writing TV detective series (Commissaire Moulin) before making his first feature length film in 2002, Gangsters!, starring Richard Anconina and Anne Parillaud.
It is certainly an unusual career path, marked by a deep knowledge of the world of the police and an approach to cinema inspired by Jean Pierre Melville and Jacques Audiard, a style that has seduced the two French actors who are back working together on set for the third time together after Jean de Florette and The closet. This time the two are competing for the position of director of the Judicial Police, left vacant by André Dussolier and also for the heart of a woman, Valeria Golino.
The screenplay is written by Marchal himself, in collaboration with Franck Mancuso and Julien Rappaneau, and 36 will be produced by LGM and co-produced by Gaumont. It will have a total budget of €13.5 million and it should be released by the end of 2004.
(Translated from French)
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