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Lightning-quick shoot for Mon garçon by Christian Carion

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- Guillaume Canet and Mélanie Laurent star in a film shot in six days and produced by Nord-Ouest Films

Lightning-quick shoot for Mon garçon by Christian Carion
Director Christian Carion

Filming has wrapped on Mon garçon, the fifth feature film by Christian Carion (who revealed the cast and a mini-synopsis of the film himself on Facebook), a highly unique film in that all the shots were taken last week in the Vercors in just six days. An original challenge for the director of The Girl from Paris (2.4 million admissions in France in 2001), Merry Christmas [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Christian Carion
interview: Christophe Rossignon
film profile
]
(which was shown out of competition at Cannes in 2005 and nominated for the Oscars and the Golden Globes), The Farewell Case [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(unveiled at Toronto in 2009), and Come What May [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
(2015), his third film to star Guillaume Canet (who was nominated for the César for Best Actor in 2015 for his performance in Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and the 2014 Lumière in the same category for Jappeloup [+see also:
trailer
interview: Lou de Laâge
film profile
]
, and will be hitting screens on 15 February 2017 in Rock'n Roll [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, which he himself directed). The actor stars in the film alongside Mélanie Laurent (the European Film Promotion’s Shooting Star of 2007, winner of the César for Most Promising Actress the same year for Don’t Worry, I’m Fine [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, acclaimed in Inglourious Basterds [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Enemy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, among others, recently seen in Eternity [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, and due to hit screens on 2 February in Les Derniers Parisiens). The cast is completed by funny man Olivier de Benoist.

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According to the filmmaker, the screenplay follows the story of a busy man, who fills his time travelling to Africa, South America and the Middle East. His passion for his job has distanced him from his loved ones. He’s been divorced for three years and seen his son very little since. But the disappearance of the latter forces this man to stand still and discover things about his ex-wife and, above all, his son. A terrible feeling of guilt overwhelms him and he decides to find his son at all costs...

Produced by Christophe Rossignon and Philip Boëffard for Nord-Ouest Films (which has produced all Carion’s feature films), Mon garçon is co-produced most notably by Une Hirondelle Productions (the director’s company) and Caneo Films (owned by Guillaume Canet). All the partners will be announced in due course. It should be pointed out that the film benefitted from having Eric Dumont as its director of photography, whose background is in documentary film and who made his very successful first foray into fiction with The Measure of a Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stéphane Brizé
film profile
]
.

Nord-Ouest Films is currently working on animated film Dilili à Paris by Michel Ocelot (see article) and the post-production of If You Saw His Heart by Joan Chemla (starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Marina Vacth - see article).

(Translated from French)

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