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Christian Carion shooting En mai, fais ce qu’il te plaît

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- August Diehl, Olivier Gourmet and Mathilde Seigner star in the Nord-Ouest Films production, sold by Pathé

Christian Carion shooting En mai, fais ce qu’il te plaît
Christian Carion

On Monday 2 June in Guyancourt-Saulcourt, northern France, shooting kicked off for the fourth feature film by Christian Carion: En mai, fais ce qu’il te plaît [+see also:
trailer
making of
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]
 (lit. “In May, Do What You Want”). The director of The Girl from Paris (which took 2.4 million admissions in France in 2001), Merry Christmas [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Christian Carion
interview: Christophe Rossignon
film profile
]
(out of competition at Cannes in 2005, and nominated for the Oscars and the Golden Globes) and The Farewell Case [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(revealed at Toronto in 2009) has cast German actor August Diehl (The Counterfeiters [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Inglourious Basterds [+see also:
trailer
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]
, Layla Fourie [+see also:
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trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
), Belgium’s Olivier Gourmet (winner of the Best Actor Award at Cannes in 2002, and popular in recent films such as The Minister [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pierre Schoeller
film profile
]
and Grand Central [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
film profile
]
) and French actress Mathilde Seigner (who is working with the filmmaker again for the first time since The Girl from Paris) in his new opus. They are joined by Alice Isaaz, Matthew Rhys, Joshio Marlon, Thomas Schmauser, Laurent Gerra and Jacques Bonnaffé.

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Written by the director together with Laure Irrmann and Andrew Bampfield, the story plunges the viewer into May 1940: as France is falling apart, millions of people rush out onto the roads, terrified because of the advance of the German Army. Among them is a German who had previously fled Nazism – he goes out in search of his little boy, who has been taken away by a village schoolteacher to whom he had been entrusted.

Produced by Christophe Rossignon (a faithful partner on all of Carion’s films) and Philip Boëffard for Nord-Ouest FilmsEn mai, fais ce qu’il te plaît is being co-produced by Pathé (which will handle distribution in France and international sales), France 2 Cinéma, Une Hirondelle Production and Belgian outfit Artémis Productions, according to Cineuropa’s sources. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the movie is also being backed by Sofica Cofinova, Soficinetv and Palatine Etoile. Shooting will continue until 20 August in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie regions.

Nord-Ouest Films, which excelled recently at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight with Thomas Cailley’s Love at First Fight [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Thomas Cailley
film profile
]
(read the review – to be released in France on 20 August), currently has Now or Never by Serge Frydman (read the article – released in France on 3 September) and The Clearstream Affair by Vincent Garenq (read the article) in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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