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Riprese a breve per Sentinelle Sud di Mathieu Gérault

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- Nel cast, Niels Schneider, Sofian Khammes, India Hair, Denis Lavant e Thomas Daloz. Una produzione Agat Films & Cie venduta da Be for Films

Riprese a breve per Sentinelle Sud di Mathieu Gérault
L'attore Niels Schneider

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On 16 March, the first clapperboard is due to slam for Sentinelle Sud (lit. “South Sentry”) by Mathieu Gérault, who made a splash with his short film Hautes herbes (presented in the 2001 Directors’ Fortnight and awarded at the Premiers Plans Festival in Angers, among other gatherings). The cast includes Niels Schneider (giving some great performances recently in Sibyl [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Justine Triet
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and Sympathy for the Devil [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Ella Rumpf
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, and set to grace screens from 30 September in Suzanna Andler), Sofian Khammes (who rose to fame in Chouf [+leggi anche:
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, turned heads in The World Is Yours [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Romain Gavras
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and Fast Convoy [+leggi anche:
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, and can be seen in movie theatres from 1 April in Fishlove [+leggi anche:
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and, in the second half of the year, in The Swarm and Arthur Rambo), India Hair (popular in the recent titles Crash Test Aglaé [+leggi anche:
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and Staying Vertical [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Alain Guiraudie
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; due to grace screens from 20 May in Mandibules), Denis Lavant and Thomas Daloz (nominated for the 2020 Lumières Award for Best New Actor for Particles [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Blaise Harrison
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).

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The story, written by Mathieu Gérault in conjunction with Nicolas Silhol (Corporate [+leggi anche:
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) and Noé Debré (nominated for the 2006 César Award for Best Original Screenplay for Dheepan [+leggi anche:
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Q&A: Jacques Audiard
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), revolves around a soldier called Christian Lafayette, who is back in France just days after a deadly ambush in Afghanistan. He soon gets mixed up in opium trafficking together with Mounir, his brother in arms who was injured in the ambush. Former foster child Lafayette, now a tormented war hero, chooses a new family by walking a path of crime. But to escape the violence, Christian will have to learn how to love…

Produced by David Coujard for Agat Films & Cie, Sentinelle Sud is being co-produced by Auvergne Rhône Alpes Cinéma. Having been pre-purchased by Ciné+, the feature has also secured support from the CNC’s advance on receipts, the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, and the Cinéaxe, Indéfilms and Manon Soficas. The project, which took part in the Émergence directing residency and the La Sélection writing workshops (organised by the Gan Foundation and Le Groupe Ouest), was also a finalist for the Screenplay Grand Prize in 2019. The six-week shoot will take place in Lyon and La Rochelle, with Laurent Brunet (nominated for the 2009 César Award for Séraphine [+leggi anche:
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, and acclaimed for his work on Arab Blues [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Manele Labidi
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and Tel Aviv on Fire [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Sameh Zoabi
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, among others) in charge of the cinematography. Interestingly, the score will be composed by Evgueni Galperine (winner of the 2017 European Film Award in his category for Loveless [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Andrey Zvyagintsev
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and nominated for the 2020 Lumières Award for By the Grace of God [+leggi anche:
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Q&A: François Ozon
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]
, also garnering praise for his work on the recent titles Beanpole [+leggi anche:
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]
, Corpus Christi [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Bartosz Bielenia
intervista: Jan Komasa
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]
and Persian Lessons [+leggi anche:
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).

The French theatrical release of Sentinelle Sud will be handled by UFO Distribution, while the international sales are being overseen by Belgium’s Be for Films (a subsidiary of the French group Playtime).

Agat Films & Cie, which recently presented the documentaries Golda Maria [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Patrick Sobelman e Hugo So…
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by Patrick and Hugo Sobelman and Little Girl [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Sébastien Lifshitz
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]
by Sébastien Lifshitz at Berlin, currently has Twist à Bamako by Robert Guédiguian (see the article) in production, and The Big Hit by Emmanuel Courcol (see the article), Le Baiser de Mésopotamie by Hiner Saleem and the documentary Pingouin & Goéland et leurs 300 petits by Michel Leclerc in post-production.

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