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Sandra Hüller and Swann Arlaud are filming Anatomie d’une chute

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- The German actress and the French actor are toplining Justine Triet’s latest movie, which is produced by Les Films Pelléas and Les Films de Pierre

Sandra Hüller and Swann Arlaud are filming Anatomie d’une chute
Actress Sandra Hüller (© Martin Kraft) and actor Swann Arlaud (© Georges Biard)

As of 3 March, Justine Triet has been shooting Anatomie d’une chute, her 4th feature film after Age of Panic [+see also:
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(revealed in Cannes’ ACID line-up in 2013 and nominated for 2014’s Best First Film César), In Bed With Victoria [+see also:
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interview: Justine Triet
film profile
]
(screened in Critics’ Week 2016 and eanring five César nominations in 2017, notably for Best Film and Best Screenplay) and Sybil [+see also:
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interview: Justine Triet
film profile
]
(which competed in Cannes in 2019).

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The director is reuniting with Germany’s Sandra Hüller, who’s leading the cast (and who previously starred in Sybil, won multiple awards for Toni Erdmann [+see also:
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Q&A: Maren Ade
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, was recently seen in I’m Your Man [+see also:
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interview: Maria Schrader
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]
and will soon grace screens in Sisi and I) and will be joined by Swann Arlaud (awarded 2018’s Best Actor trophy for Bloody Milk [+see also:
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interview: Hubert Charuel
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]
and 2020’s Best Supporting Role prize for By the Grace of God [+see also:
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Q&A: François Ozon
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]
, recently well-received in I Want to Talk About Duras [+see also:
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interview: Claire Simon
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]
, and soon hitting cinemas in L’Établi), young Milo Machado Graner (glimpsed in Waiting for Bojangles [+see also:
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and in the series En thérapie) and Jehnny Beth (nominated for 2019’s Best New Hope César via An Impossible Love [+see also:
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, also at her best in Paris, 13th District [+see also:
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, and hitting cinemas on 6 April via En même temps [+see also:
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, and later again in Don Juan [+see also:
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interview: Serge Bozon
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]
).

Written by the director and Arthur Harari (awarded this year’s Best Original Screenplay César for Onoda – 10,000 Nights in the Jungle [+see also:
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interview: Arthur Harari
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), the story begins when Samuel is found dead in the snow outside the isolated chalet where he lived with his wife Sandra, a German writer, and their partially-sighted 11-year-old son Daniel. An investigation leads to a conclusion of "suspicious death": it’s impossible to know for sure whether he took his own life or was killed. Sandra is indicted, and we follow her trial which pulls the couple’s relationship apart. Daniel is caught in the middle: between the trial and their home life, doubts take their toll on the mother-son relationship…

Anatomie d’une chute is produced by David Thion and Philippe Martin on behalf of Les Films Pelléas and by Marie-Ange Luciani for Les Films de Pierre, in co-production with France 2 Cinéma and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma. Pre-purchased by Canal+, Ciné+ and France 2, the feature film is also supported by the CNC via an advance on receipts, as well as by the Nouvelle Aquitaine region and the SOFICA companies Indéfilms, Cofinova, Cinémage, Cineventure and Cinecap. The nine-week film shoot will wrap on 13 May, with Simon Beaufils (nominated for last year’s César in his speciality, thanks to My Donkey, My Lover and I [+see also:
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) heading up photography. Distribution in French cinemas is entrusted to Le Pacte.

For the record, Les Films Pelléas are overseeing post-production on One Fine Morning [+see also:
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by Mia Hansen-Løve, Don Juan by Serge Bozon (article), Winter Boy by Christophe Honoré and La Petite Bande by Pierre Salvadori (due for release in France on 20 July - article). The Parisian firm are also releasing Jean-Stéphane Bron’s documentary The Brain [+see also:
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in France on 16 March.

Films de Pierre, meanwhile, who recently co-produced The Line [+see also:
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interview: Ursula Meier
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]
by Ursula Meier (discovered in competition in Berlin) and Jean-Gabriel Périot’s documentary Fragments [+see also:
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(Directors’ Fortnight 2021 – scheduled for release in France on 30 March), are notably helming post-production on White People by Robin Campillo (article).

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(Translated from French)

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