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Benedetta, il nuovo film di Paul Verhoeven

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- L'olandese conclude la parte italiana delle riprese. Nel cast, Virginie Efira, Daphné Patakia, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson. Una produzione SBS distribuita da Pathé

Benedetta, il nuovo film di Paul Verhoeven
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After kicking off shrouded in the utmost secrecy in Tuscany in July, the shoot for Blessed Virgin, the second French-language film by Paul Verhoeven (Basic InstinctFlesh and BloodRobocop, etc), is presently continuing for several more days in Umbria. For the cast, the famous Dutch filmmaker is reuniting with Belgian topliner Virginie Efira (nominated for the César Award and Lumières Award for Best Actress in 2017 for In Bed with Victoria [+leggi anche:
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, also popular in movies such as Sink or Swim [+leggi anche:
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and Up for Love [+leggi anche:
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, and set to grace screens soon in An Impossible Love and Keep Going), who played a supporting role in the director’s first French-language effort, Elle [+leggi anche:
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 (which was unveiled in competition at Cannes in 2016, scooped the César Award for Best Film in 2017 and earned Isabelle Huppert a raft of prizes, including the Golden Globe for Best Actress and an Oscar nomination).

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Also among the cast members are Belgian-Greek actress Daphné Patakia (European Film Promotion Shooting Star in 2016, rising to fame in Interruption [+leggi anche:
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 and giving a great performance in Djam [+leggi anche:
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), British star Charlotte Rampling (Silver Bear for Best Actress at Berlin in 2015 and Oscar-nominated in 2016 for 45 Years [+leggi anche:
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, Volpi Cup for Best Actress at Venice last year for Hannah [+leggi anche:
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, nominated for the César Award for Best Actress in 1986, 2002 and 2004, European Film Award for Best Actress in 2003 and 2015), Lambert Wilson (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor three times, including in 2011 for Of Gods and Men [+leggi anche:
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, and set to hit the cinema listings soon in Au bout des doigts and The Translators), Hervé Pierre (The Sense of Wonders [+leggi anche:
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), Clotilde Coureau (In the Shadow of Women [+leggi anche:
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), Olivier Rabourdin (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2011 for Of Gods and Men), Louise Chevillotte (Lover for a Day [+leggi anche:
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) and Lauriane Riquet (The Farewell Case [+leggi anche:
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).

The story, written by the director together with David Birke, based on the book Immodest Acts by US author Judith C Brown, is set in the late 15th century. With plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a novice. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous. 

Produced by Saïd Ben Saïd and Michel Merkt for SBS ProductionsBlessed Virgin will be distributed in France and is being sold overseas by Pathé. Once filming has wrapped in Italy (where line production duties have been entrusted to Urania Pictures), the shoot will shift to France. 

As a reminder, SBS Productions previously staged Elle and has also produced Aquarius [+leggi anche:
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by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Carnage [+leggi anche:
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by Roman PolanskiPassion [+leggi anche:
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 by Brian De PalmaMaps to the Stars [+leggi anche:
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 by David Cronenberg, three films by Philippe Garrel (Jealousy [+leggi anche:
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In the Shadow of WomenLover for a Day) and A Castle in Italy [+leggi anche:
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 by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, among others. The company currently has Synonymes by Israel’s Nadav Lapid and Nighthawk by Brazilian duo Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelle in post-production.

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