Albert Dupontel and Sandrine Kiberlain to star in La juge et l’homme
by Fabien Lemercier
20/09/2012 - According to our information, actor Albert Dupontel (nominated for the 2009 Cesar for best actor and on top form in Le grand soir [trailer]) is to start shooting his fourth feature as a director, La juge et l’homme (lit. “The female judge and the man”), on October 22. He is to act beside Sandrine Kiberlain (nominated for the 2010 Cesar for best actress, recently well reviewed for The Women on the 6th Floor [trailer], The Bird [trailer] and Polisse [trailer, film focus], and soon to appear in Pauline détective [trailer] and Tip Top).
An original and sensitive director with caustic wit, Albert Dupontel previously made off-the-wall comedies Bernie (nominated for a 1997 Cesar for best film), The Creator (1999), Locked Out [trailer] (2006), and The Villain [trailer] (2009).
Written by Dupontel, the film’s screenplay starts with a surprise for Ariane Felder (Kiberlain): She’s pregnant! It’s really quite surprising because the young judge is a very straight-laced hardened bachelorette. It all gets even more surprising when a paternal test reveals that the child’s father is none other than Bob (Dupontel), a criminal charged for a frightful assault! Ariane, who remembers nothing, tries to understand what on earth happened and what she should be expecting…
Produced by Catherine Bozorgan for ADCB Films (who had already produced The Villain), La juge et l’homme is to be co-produced by France 2 Cinéma and Wild Bunch (who are also to handle the film’s distribution in France). Pre-acquired by Canal + and Ciné +, the film is to continue shooting in and around Paris until December 14.
(Translated from French)