Shoot about to start for Furie
by Fabien Lemercier
- Adama Niane, Stéphane Caillard and Paul Hamy are among the cast of Olivier Abbou’s film, which is being produced by 22h22 and A.P.C., and will be sold by WTFilms
Furie, the second feature by Olivier Abbou, following the thriller Territoires [+see also:
film profile] (2011), will start shooting on 30 May in the vicinity of Lille. For his lead performers, the director is set to team up again with two actors whom he recently directed in Maroni, les fantômes du fleuve, the mini-series he helmed for Arte: Adama Niane (also giving a strong performance in SK1 [+see also:
film profile] and Le Gang des Antillais [+see also:
film profile]) and Stéphane Caillard (who also turned heads in the series Marseille). They will be joined by Paul Hamy (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2014 for Suzanne [+see also:
interview: Katell Quillévéré
film profile], popular in titles such as The Ornithologist [+see also:
interview: João Pedro Rodrigues
film profile] and 9 Fingers [+see also:
interview: FJ Ossang
Based on real-life events and written by the director together with novelist Aurélien Molas (who penned the mini-series Crime Time, Red Creek and Maroni), the story introduces us to Paul and Chloé Diallo (Adama Niane and Stéphane Caillard), who, during the summer holidays, rent out their house to their son’s nanny and her partner, after they were recently thrown out of their accommodation. When they return from their holiday, the Diallo family have the door slammed in their face: the name on their letterbox is no longer theirs, the locks have been changed, and the occupants maintain that it is their house. For Paul, it marks the start of a struggle that will lead to the crumbling of his relationship, his values and even his very humanity. He will cross paths with Mickey (Paul Hamy), a bird of ill omen who will push him to resort to violence.
Produced by Léonard Glowinski and François Lardenois for 22h22 and by Jean-Christophe Barret for Alliance de Production Cinématographique (A.P.C.), Furie has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+. The film, which has also received backing from Pictanovo (Hauts-de-France region), SofiTVCiné and Les productions Chaocorp, and which will be shot over the course of six weeks, will be released in France by Rezo Films and sold abroad by WTFilms.
(Translated from French)
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