François Cluzet steals millions in 11.6
by Fabien Lemercier
07/06/2012 - Philippe Godeau has kicked off shooting on his second feature, 11.6, starring François Cluzet (Untouchable [trailer], 2007 Cesar for best actor in Tell No One [trailer]). Filming started on May 23 in the Chamonix valley and is now ongoing in Lyon. The actor is once again working with Godeau after One for the Road [trailer], a film that garnered five nominations at the 2010 Cesar awards (best actor, best feature debut, best adaptation, best supporting actor, and most promising actress, with a victory in this last category).
François Cluzet (photo) plays a security van driver who steals €11.6m, in a story inspired by a real event in 2009 when cash courier Toni Musulin hid his armoured van before escaping to Monaco. He was condemned to five years in prison, but a part of the money (€2.5m) was never found. The film is also to feature Belgian actor Bouli Lanners, Corinne Masiero (Louise Wimmer [trailer]), the Colombian actress living in Spain Juana Acosta, Johan Libereau, Mireille Franchino, Stefan Wojtowicz, and Eric Bernard.
The screenplay was adapted from the book Tony 11,6 , Histoire du convoyeur by journalist Alice Géraud-Arfi, but bends the truth slightly, as the film’s main character falls in love with a mountain guide living in Italy, for example.
11.6 is produced by Philippe Godeau for Pan-Européenne, and shooting will continue for seven weeks in Lyon, before a week in Monaco for the film’s last shots. Wild Bunch will release the film in French cinemas.
(Translated from French)