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Cédric Anger shooting Paris Pigalle

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- Gilles Lellouche and Guillaume Canet topline this film being produced by Curiosa and Sunrise, which will be sold abroad by Indie Sales

Cédric Anger shooting Paris Pigalle
Actors Gilles Lellouche and Guillaume Canet

Since 12 June, Cédric Anger has been in Paris shooting Paris Pigalle, his fourth feature, following The Killer [+see also:
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(2007), L'Avocat [+see also:
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(2010) and Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart [+see also:
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, which earned Guillaume Canet a nomination for the César Award for Best Actor in 2015. As a matter of fact, for this movie, the filmmaker is once again hooking up with the actor (who was also nominated for the Lumière Award in 2014 and 2015 for Jappeloup [+see also:
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and In the Name of My Daughter [+see also:
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, was popular recently in Rock'n Roll [+see also:
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and will be gracing screens from 20 September in Mon garçon), who will share top billing with Gilles Lellouche (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2011 for Little White Lies [+see also:
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, putting on strong performances in such films as The Connection [+see also:
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and The Clearstream Affair [+see also:
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, and who will hit screens from October in Le Sens de la fête and from December in Plonger). The cast also includes Camille Razat (who rose to fame in the TV series The Disappearance and acted in Ami-ami this year), Michel Fau (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2016 for Marguerite [+see also:
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) and Xavier Beauvois (popular at Cannes this year in Bright Sunshine In [+see also:
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).

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Written by the director (who was nominated for the César Award for Best Adaptation in 2015 for Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart and who also co-penned titles such as To Matthieu and, more recently, Golden Years [+see also:
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and Tout nous sépare), the story of this buddy movie recounts the misadventures of two cops trying to infiltrate the porn scene in Paris in 1982.

Produced by Olivier Delbosc for Curiosa Films and by Anne Rapczyk for Sunrise Films, Paris Pigalle is being co-produced by Belgian outfit Umedia. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, and received backing from the Manon, Cinémage, A Plus Image and Palatine Etoile Soficas, the film will be shot in Paris and the Paris region until 27 July, with Swiss cinematographer Thomas Hardmeier (winner of the 2014 César and Lumière Awards in his category for The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet [+see also:
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, nominated for the César Award in 2015 for Yves Saint Laurent [+see also:
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) serving as DoP. The French distribution will be handled by Mars, while international sales will be managed by Indie Sales.

Curiosa Films, which unveiled Martin Provost’s The Midwife [+see also:
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and Etienne Comar’s Django [+see also:
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at Berlin this year, will launch Bright Sunshine In by Claire Denis in theatres on 21 September, Knock by Lorraine Levy on 18 October, and the comedy Momo by Sébastien Thiery and Vincent Lobelle on 21 December. The Paris-based company also has Fleuve noir by Erick Zonca and L'Apparition by Xavier Giannoli in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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