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The secrets of the Boomerang family

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- Shooting due to start soon for François Favrat’s film, which stars Laurent Lafitte, Mélanie Laurent and Audrey Dana, and is produced by Films du Kiosque

The secrets of the Boomerang family
Mélanie Laurent

On 6 March, shooting will begin for Boomerang [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, the third feature film by François Favrat, following Le rôle de sa vie (which earned Karin Viard a César nomination for Best Actress in 2005) and La Sainte Victoire [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(2009). Having been adapted from the best-selling eponymous novel by Tatiana de Rosnay (also the author of Sarah’s Key [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), the production features the rising star Laurent Lafitte (praised for his appearance in such films as Little White Lies [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, De l'autre côté du périph [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Bright Days Ahead [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, and who can be seen from 25 June in Tristesse Club), Mélanie Laurent (The Round Up [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Aloft [+see also:
trailer
interview: Claudia Llosa
film profile
]
), Audrey Dana (Welcome [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Philippe Lioret
film profile
]
) and Wladimir Yordanoff (Guilty [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Vincent Garenq
film profile
]
).

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Written by the director together with Emmanuel Courcol (who co-wrote four of Philippe Lioret’s films), the screenplay focuses on Antoine, a distressed 40-year-old man. His obsession with the unexplained death of his mother 30 years earlier is a heavy burden on his life. His wife has left him, and he is in the process of wrecking his relationship with his sister Mélanie, the only person who is truly close to him. His children are upset, and his entire family seems to be turning against him. But Antoine has reached the point of no return in his search for the truth: he knows that he has to face up to the past and confront his father, an overbearing man who forbids anyone from bringing up the story of his wife’s death... and who is obviously hiding something. But is there really a mystery to be solved, or is it just Antoine’s overactive imagination? He decides to return to the place of her death, and with the help of Angèle, a forensic pathologist, he tries to shed light on this mystery that broke his heart as a ten-year-old boy. However, some doors, once opened, can never be shut again...

Produced by François Kraus and Denis Pineau-Valencienne for Les Films du Kiosque, Boomerang is benefitting from co-production by France 2 Cinéma and TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, pre-purchases by Orange Cinéma Séries and Ciné+, and backing by Sofica Manonet La Banque Postale Image. Shooting will continue until 25 April in the Paris area and in Noirmoutier. Distribution in France will be handled by UGC and foreign sales by TF1 International.

Les Films du Kiosque’s line-up currently features the post-production title Qu'Allah bénisse la France by the rapper and author Abd Al Malik (read the article – French release on 27 August 2014 via Ad Vitam), and the firm racked up a huge success last year with Bright Days Ahead, by Marion Vernoux.

(Translated from French)

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