End of filming in sight for The Clearstream Affair
by Fabien Lemercier
- A politico-financial conspiracy for Vincent Garenq who explores the Clearstream case, starring Gilles Lellouche and Charles Berling
Final stretch for the (very discrete) filming of The Clearstream Affair [+see also:
film profile] by Vincent Garenq (photo), a judiciary thriller that has already received a lot of attention since it looks back at the Clearstream case, a politico-financial conspiracy that shook the French Republic in the years 2000. The cast of this third feature film by the director of Baby Love [+see also:
film profile] (2008) and Guilty [+see also:
interview: Vincent Garenq
film profile] (Label Europa Cinemas at the Venice Days 2011, nominated for the César 2012 for Best Screenplay and Best Actor) features Gilles Lellouche (nominated for the César 2011 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Little White Lies [+see also:
film profile], soon in theatres with Gibraltar and 100% Cachemire), Charles Berling (nominated four times for the César for Best Actor between 1997 and 2001, recently appreciated in Le Prénom [+see also:
film profile]) and Belgian actor Laurent Capelluto (nominated for the César 2009 for Best Male Newcomer in A Christmas Tale [+see also:
Adapted by Vincent Garenq and Stéphane Cabel, with the participation of Denis Robert, from two books by the latter (L'Affaire des affaires – co-written with Yan Lindingre and Laurent Astier - and La boîte noire), the screenplay begins in 2001 when journalist Denis Robert (played by Gilles Lellouche) sparks a crisis in the financial world by exposing the opaque dealings of the banking company Clearstream. His quest for the truth to reveal "l'Affaire des affaires" will join that of judge Renaud Van Ruymbeke (played by Charles Berling), very committed to fighting corruption and in charge of the case on the Taiwanese frigates. Their paths will lead them to the heart of an incredible politico-financial conspiracy named “the Clearstream case”, which will shake the 5th Republic.
Produced by Christophe Rossignon and Philip Boëffard for Nord-Ouest Films (the partner of all of Vincent Garenq’s feature films), The Clearstream Affair benefits from a budget of 7.9 M€ including coproductions from the company from Luxembourg Samsa Films, Belgian company Artémis Productions, France 3 Cinéma, Mars Films (which will handle the French distribution) and Cool Industrie. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film is also notably funded by Cofinova, Sofitvciné, Manon, Cofimage, Eurimages, the Programme Media (Slate Funding), the CNC (development) and the fund from Luxembourg FONSPA. The nine weeks of filming, which will end on July 28th, took place between Paris, Belgium, Luxembourg and Taiwan with Renaud Chassaing handling cinematography. The international sales will be handled by Films Distribution.
Nord-Ouest Films currently handles the post-production of The Finishers (De toutes nos forces) by Nils Tavernier (article) and Now or Never by Serge Frydman (article), and will also begin in August the shooting of the first feature film by Thomas Cailley: Love at First Sight [+see also:
interview: Thomas Cailley
film profile] (article).
(Translated from French)