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End of shooting in sight for Le Mystère Henri Pick

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- Starring Fabrice Luchini, Camille Cottin, Alice Isaaz and Bastin Boulilon, Rémi Bezançon's film was produced by Mandarin and is being sold by Gaumont

End of shooting in sight for Le Mystère Henri Pick
Actors Fabrice Luchini and Camille Cottin

Shooting on the 6th feature film by Rémi Bezançon, Le Mystère Henri Pick, is due to end on 19 April and stars Fabrice Luchini (Volpi Cup for Best Actor in Venice in 2015 for Courted [+see also:
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, and nominated six times for a César for Best Actor - in 1991, 1997, 2013 for In the House [+see also:
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, 2014 for Cycling with Moliere [+see also:
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, 2016 for Courted and 2017 for Slack Bay [+see also:
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, also in cinemas next October in Un homme pressé) and Camille Cottin (nominated for a César in 2016 for Most Promising Actress in The Parisian Bitch [+see also:
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, and also due to hit our screens in September in Big Bang). Alice Isaaz (nominated for a Lumière Award in 2015 for Smart Ass [+see also:
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, having recently starred in Elle [+see also:
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, Endangered Species [+see also:
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and On the Sly [+see also:
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) and Bastien Bouillon (an excellent performance in The Apple of My Eye [+see also:
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and currently in cinemas in Carnivores [+see also:
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) also star in the film.

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Well-known for Love is in the Air (2005), Rémi Bezançon also directed The First Day of the Rest of Your Life [+see also:
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(1.2 million admissions in France and eight César nominations in 2009, including best editing, and most promising performance), A Happy Event [+see also:
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(unveiled at the Gala at Toronto in 2011), the animated film Zarafa [+see also:
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(1.4 million admissions in France and a 2013 César genre nomination) and Our Futures [+see also:
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(2015).

An adaptation – by the director along with Vanessa Portal – of the eponymous novel by David Foenkinos (Delicacy [+see also:
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, Jalouse [+see also:
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), the plot revolves around a publisher’s discovery of a masterpiece in a library which hangs onto manuscripts rejected by publishers. The novel has been written by Henri Pick, a pizza maker from Brittany who died two years earlier. However, according to his widow, Henri never read a book in his life and never wrote anything more than his daily shopping list. Is it a hoax? Shrouded in mystery, the novel becomes a bestseller. A famous literary critic then decides to head up an investigation, with the unexpected help of the daughter of the enigmatic Henri Pick.

Produced by Isabelle Grellat, Eric Altmayer and Nicolas Altmayer for Mandarin Production, Le Mystère Henri Pick was co-produced by Gaumont (which will be releasing the film in French cinemas on 6 March 2019 and will be driving international sales), along with France 2 Cinéma and the Belgian outfit Scope Pictures. The film has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+ and is receiving support from the Île-de-France region, where part of the shooting (which started on 26 February) took place, the rest of the filming is due to take place in Brittany.

(Translated from French)

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