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Heart and Soul for Sombrero and X Filme

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- Géraldine Nakache, Adrien Brody, and Guillaume Gouix are to star in Diane Bertrand's next film supported by the Franco-German mini-treaty

Heart and Soul for Sombrero and X Filme

Eric Holder's novel La Baïne is to be adapted to the big screen with, according to our information, a provisional cast including Géraldine Nakache (HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami [+see also:
trailer
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 and currently shooting Je fais le mort), Oscar-winning American actor Adrien Brody(The Pianist) and Guillaume Gouix (nominated for a 2012 Cesar for best male newcomer for Jimmy Rivière [+see also:
trailer
interview: Teddy Lussi-Modeste
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]
 and notably well-reviewed forMobile Home [+see also:
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 and Beyond the Walls [+see also:
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interview: David Lambert
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). Diane Bertrand's Heart and Soul (Bertrand also directed A Saturday on EarthThe Ring Finger) stands out among the five projects selected during the last 2012 session for selective aid to Franco-German co-productions.  

Written by the filmmaker, for which this will be the fourth feature, with the collaboration of Christophe Chevalier, the screenplay follows Anna who leads a peaceful family life on the Atlantic coast until she meets Peter, an English photographer who has come over to scout out locations for a film. By lighting up her almost-too-smooth daily life, Peter will reveal what it lacks and become a threat to her relationship. Incapable of resisting her impulses, Anna lets herself be caught up in a deliciously toxic pas de deux, while in the village rumours swell to devastating effect...

Produced by Alain Benguigui and Thomas Verhaeghe for Sombrero FilmsHeart and Soul is to be co-produced by the Germans from X Filme and is to benefit from €260,000 in support through the Franco-German mini-treaty. Shooting is set to start in 2013. 

The other projects selected are Christophe GansBeauty and the Beast (Eskwad - Achtzehnte Babelsberg Film), Hiner Saleem's Aga(Agat Films and HS Productions - Rohfilm Leipzig and Berlin), Xavier Gens' Au Coeur de l'enfer (parity co-production between Bavaria Film and the TF 1 Droits Audivisuels - Les Chauves Souris association), as well as Fréderic Planchon's Schrödinger's Cat Is Dead (Elaine Antoinette - Barry Films).

(Translated from French)

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