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L'hermine: Sidse Babett Knudsen and Fabrice Luchini working with Christian Vincent

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- The Danish star of Borgen is getting ready to appear in a French film staged by Albertine Productions

L'hermine: Sidse Babett Knudsen and Fabrice Luchini working with Christian Vincent
Sidse Babett Knudsen

On 3 October, the shoot will kick off for the ninth feature film by Christian Vincent, L'hermine [+see also:
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(lit. “The Stoat”). According to Cineuropa’s sources, the film brings together a cast including topliners Fabrice Luchini (nominated four times for the César Award for Best Actor: for La discrète by Christian Vincent in 1991, for Beaumarchais the Scoundrel in 1997, for In the House [+see also:
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in 2013 and for Cycling with Moliere [+see also:
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in 2014; nominated five times between 1985 and 2008 for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor and 1994’s winner in this category; currently appearing on screens in Gemma Bovery [+see also:
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) and Danish actress Sidse Babett Knudsen (now extremely well known for her portrayal of Prime Minister Birgit Nyborg Christiansen in the TV series Borgen, soon in cinemas in The Duke of Burgundy [+see also:
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by Peter Strickland, but also previously nominated four times for the Danish Bodil for Best Actress – including in 2007 for After the Wedding [+see also:
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– a prize that she took home in 1998 for Let's Get Lost). Interestingly, she studied drama in Paris.

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According to the director, the story will revolve around “the president of a criminal court in the twilight of his career, who is alone and feared by everyone. The story kicks off the day before a trial, and during the hearing, something will happen that will change everything.” Indeed, sitting on the jury of a case that he has to rule on is a woman who he met many years back...

Coming to fame with La discrète (winner of the César Awards for Best Debut and Best Writing in 1991, selected in the Venice Critics’ Week), Christian Vincent also has Beau fixe (which garnered two nominations for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 1993), La séparation (nominated for the César Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress in 1995), Four Stars [+see also:
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(Berlinale Panorama in 2006, nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2007) and Haute Cuisine [+see also:
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(nominated for the César Award for Best Actress in 2013, taking almost 1 million admissions in France and boasting very impressive international sales) to his credit.

Produced by Matthieu Tarot for Albertine Productions, L'hermine will be filmed in Saint-Omer (in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region) as well as in a studio (in the Paris region). The full set of partners involved in the film will be made public at a later date.

(Translated from French)

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