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Shoot for A Violent Life about to get under way in Corsica

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- After having turned heads at Cannes with Les Apaches, Thierry de Peretti is preparing to shoot his second feature, which will be produced by Les Films Velvet and sold by Pyramide

Shoot for A Violent Life about to get under way in Corsica
Director Thierry de Peretti

On 7 December, the first clapperboard will slam on the shoot for the second feature by Thierry de Peretti, entitled A Violent Life [+see also:
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trailer
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]
. Popular in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2013 with his first opus, Les Apaches [+see also:
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trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
, this time around the filmmaker is trying his hand at a chronicle revolving around crime and intimacy, based on real events that unfolded in Corsica and Paris between 1991 and 2001. And as was the case with his feature debut, which boasted a very strong air of authenticity, he will be calling in only Corsican actors, with the casting still being finalised.

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Written by the director and Guillaume Bréaud (nominated for the César Award for Best Screenplay in 2006 for The Young Lieutenant [+see also:
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by Xavier Beauvois, and who recently co-penned Bird People [+see also:
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interview: Pascale Ferran
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]
with Pascale Ferran), the story sees Stéphane, who has been in exile in Paris for the past year, decide to head back to Corsica in spite of the death threats hanging over his head, in order to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, who has just been murdered. It’s a chance for him to reminisce about the events that led him, a cultured petty bourgeois from Bastia, to move from petty crime onto a mob mentality, then from a mob mentality onto political radicalisation and the underground movement, and then finally onto banishment...

Produced by Frédéric Jouve for Les Films Velvet, A Violent Life is being co-produced by Arte France Cinéma and Stanley White. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and OCS, the film is also being backed by the CNC’s advance on receipts and the Corsica region. The shoot will take place from 7-11 December, and then from 11 April to 10 June 2016, in Corsica, Paris, Italy and Switzerland. Distribution in France and international sales will be handled by Pyramide.

Les Films Velvet currently has the eagerly awaited Planetarium [+see also:
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interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
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]
 by Rebecca Zlotowski (toplined by Natalie Portman and Lily Rose Depp – read the news) in production; the Paris-based outfit also produced Zlotowski’s first two films (Belle Epine [+see also:
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and Grand Central [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
film profile
]
), as well as 40-Love [+see also:
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]
by Stéphane Demoustier (revealed last year in the Venice Critics’ Week) and Good Luck Algeria [+see also:
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]
by Farid Bentoumi (read the article – winner of the Audience Award at the recent Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival – due to be released in France on 30 March 2016).

(Translated from French)

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