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Belgian star heads French contingent

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With four US productions appearing on screens (Robin Swicord’s The Jane Austen Book Club, Robert Zemeckis’s eagerly-awaited blockbuster Beowulf, Marco Kreutzpaintner’s Trade and Frederik Du Chau’s Underdog), Swedish director Roy Andersson’s You, The Living [+see also:
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interview: Pernilla Sandström
interview: Roy Andersson
film profile
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(see Focus; distributed by Cinéart) adds some European flavour this week, along with four French productions.

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Leading this French contingent is Belgian star Benoît Poelvoorde, who appears in Daniel Cohen’s Les Deux mondes [+see also:
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(“The Two Worlds”, see news), released on a generous 30 screens by Belga Film in Wallonie and Luxembourg alone.

Released in France today (see news), Les Deux mondes is a lively comedy that seems to have left the actor worn-out. Poelvoorde recently revealed to the Belgian press that he turned down a role in Cineman, Yann Moix’s next film, in order to recover after a very hectic year shooting Cohen’s film, Asterix (see news) and the smaller production Cowboy [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Benoît Mariage
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by fellow Belgian Benoît Mariage, set for release on December 4.

Also featuring in this week’s line-up of French films are Olivier Barroux’s Ce soir je dors chez toi [+see also:
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(“Tonight, I’m Sleeping At Your Place”), starring Jean Paul Rouve and Mélanie Doutey (distributed on 9 screens by Les Films de L'Elysée), and Persepolis [+see also:
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interview: Marc-Antoine Robert
interview: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Pa…
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(see Focus), released in the original English version by Cinéart in Brussels and in Flanders.

Vera Belmont’s Survivre avec les loups [+see also:
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(“Surviving With Wolves”, distributed by Victory Films) offers an alternative taste of French production. The film was co-produced by Belgian company Saga Film (see news).

(Translated from French)

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