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FUNDING France

CNC back Kassovitz’s L’ordre et la morale

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Five screenplays were selected at the latest session of the second advances on receipts committee of the National Film Centre (CNC). Among them is L’ordre et la morale (“Order and Morality”), the forthcoming film by Mathieu Kassovitz, whose latest work, Babylon A.D. [+see also:
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, will be released domestically on August 27.

Co-written by the director and Benoît Jaubert, L’ordre et la morale explores the intervention of the French military special forces (GIGN) on May 5, 1988 on the island of Ouvea in New Caledonia. This put an end to the hostage-taking of 23 police officers who were held in a cave by a commando of Kanak freedom fighters belonging to the FLNKS.

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The operation – which took place three days before the second round of presidential elections – cost the lives of 21 people (19 freedom fighters and two soldiers). Kassovitz – who will play the role of the captain leading the GIGN detachment – is producing the film with Jaubert for their company MNP Entreprise. The pay-TV broadcast rights to the film – which will start shooting in the autumn – have been pre-bought by Orange.

The CNC also awarded an advance on receipts to Mademoiselle Chambon by Stéphane Brizé (Not Here to Be Loved [+see also:
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). Produced by TS Productions, the film will star Anouk Grinberg and Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino.

Also set to receive an advance on receipts is Jean-Jacques Zilbermann’s Ma mec à moi (“My She-Bloke”), starring Antoine de Caunes and Elsa Zylberstein. This follow-up to Man Is a Woman (1998) will be produced by Agat Films & Cie and co-produced by Arte France Cinéma. The film will shoot this summer.

The CNC’s selective production support will also go to Jérôme Bonnell’s La Dame de Trèfle (“The Queen of Clubs”, produced by Gloria Films), the director’s fourth feature after Olga’s Chignon, Pale Eyes [+see also:
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and Waiting for Someone [+see also:
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The fifth project to receive funding is Jacques Rivette’s 36 vues du Pic Saint-Loup ("36 Views from the Pic Saint-Loup”), starring Jane Birkin, Sergio Castellito and Julie-Marie Parmentier, whose company Pierre Grise Productions are producing. Shooting will get underway on August 18.

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(Translated from French)

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