3 Worlds collide in Corsini’s latest film
by Fabien Lemercier
31/05/2011 - Final preparations are underway before shooting starts on July 1 on the eighth feature by Catherine Corsini (photo), 3 Mondes (“3 Worlds”), which will last 40 days in and around Paris.
The cast includes Clotilde Hesme (Angèle and Tony [trailer]), Raphaël Personnaz (who was discovered in The Princess of Montpensier [trailer] and will be seen in Special Forces in November) and Arta Dobroshi (The Silence of Lorna [trailer, film focus]).
Scripted by Corsini and Benoît Graffin in collaboration with Lise Macheboeuf and Antoine Jaccoud, 3 Mondes centres on the encounter between three characters whose paths should never have crossed.
A fortunate young man called Al is about to marry his boss’ daughter and take over as head of his car dealership. The evening after his stag party a drunken Al drives drunk and knocks down a stranger. But egged on by his two childhood friends in the car with him, he doesn’t stop. Over the following days, he is haunted by his cowardly actions.
Meanwhile, a young woman named Juliette witnessed the accident from her balcony. At the hospital, she meets the victim’s wife, Vera, a Moldavian immigrant with no residency papers whom Juliette feels obliged to help.
3 Mondes is produced by Fabienne Vonier for Pyramide Productions for approximately €4.8m. The budget includes co-production support from France 3 Cinéma and pre-acquisitions from Canal + and Ciné+ (formerly known as CinéCinéma). Pyramide will also handle French distribution and international sales.
(Translated from French)