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Guillaume de Tonquédec and Léa Drucker to star in Roxane

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- Both actors are due to star in Mélanie Auffret's directorial debut. A Quad production, which will be sold by TF1 Studio

Guillaume de Tonquédec and Léa Drucker to star in Roxane
Actors Guillaume de Tonquédec and Léa Drucker

Mélanie Auffret has been filming her directorial debut,  Roxane (provisional title), since 11 June. The director, known for her short film Sois heureuse ma poule, has cast Guillaume de Tonquédec (winner of a César in 2013 for Best Supporting Actor for What's in a Name? [+see also:
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, appreciated in CoeXister [+see also:
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and who is soon due to make an appearance in Let's Dance), Léa Drucker (an excellent performance in Custody [+see also:
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and The Blue Room [+see also:
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), Lionel Abelanski (nominated for a César in 1999 for Most Promising Performance in Train de vie and also noticed for his performance in Kidon [+see also:
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and On the Other Side of the Tracks [+see also:
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), the English actress Kate Duchêne (All Good Children [+see also:
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), the seasoned actress Liliane Rovère (the TV Series Dix pour cent) and the singer Michel Jonasz (whose incursions into the world of film resulted in a César nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1983 and who is soon to hit our screens in Au bout des doigts in December).

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Written by Mélanie Auffret and Michael Souhaité, the screenplay takes its inspiration from a sort of culture clash. Indeed, what exactly has Cyrano de Bergerac got to do with an organic chicken farm in Brittany? This is precisely Raymond's problem, who has always kept his passion for theatre a secret. But when he is threatened with bankruptcy, he decides to go for broke. His idea, as crazy as it is desperate, is to cast his hens in a production, along with his favourite "actress" Roxane, in order to create a buzz on social media and save his farm, his family and his relationship in style.

Produced by Quad, Roxane was co-produced by TF1 Studio and France 3 Cinéma. Pre-purchased by France 3 and OCS, the feature film has also received funding from Sofica SG Image and the Region of Brittany, where seven weeks of filming will take place until 27 July, with Nicolas Massart as director of photography. It’s worth noting that the music will be composed by Gaëtan Roussel (2013 César nominee for Camille Rewinds [+see also:
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). Mars Films will distribute the film in France during the first half of 2019 on behalf of TF1 Studio, which is driving international sales.

For the record, Quad is also currently shooting Les Footeuses by Mohamed Hamidi (read the article here) and has previously produced, among other things, films by the directorial duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (The Intouchables [+see also:
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, C'est la vie! [+see also:
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, etc.), the animated co-production Leap! [+see also:
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, and recently The Death of Stalin [+see also:
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by Armando Iannucci and Just a Breath Away [+see also:
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by Daniel Roby.

(Translated from French)

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