Romain Duris hooks up with Pascal Chaumeuil again for Un petit boulot
by Fabien Lemercier
- The actor is once again shooting with the director of Heartbreaker; Michel Blanc and Laetitia Casta are also among the cast of this Gaumont production
Since 23 February, the shoot for Pascal Chaumeuil’s fourth feature, Un petit boulot [+see also:
film profile] (lit. “A Little Job”), has been in full swing. The filmmaker has again called on the services of the lead actor from his first opus, Heartbreaker [+see also:
film profile] (which took 3.8 million admissions in France in 2010 and bagged itself five nominations for the 2011 César Awards): Romain Duris (nominated three times for the César Award for Best Actor, including this year for The New Girlfriend [+see also:
interview: François Ozon
film profile]). As a reminder, Pascal Chaumeil then followed this up with A Perfect Plan [+see also:
film profile] (1.2 million viewers in France in 2012 and winding up in third place in the rankings of French films abroad in 2013) and the British production A Long Way Down [+see also:
film profile] (presented out of competition at the 2014 Berlinale). The cast of Un petit boulot also includes Michel Blanc (winner of the Best Actor Award at Cannes in 1986 for Tenue de soirée, nominated four times for the César Award for Best Actor between 1987 and 2008, winner of the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2012 for The Minister [+see also:
interview: Pierre Schoeller
film profile], and currently on cinema screens in Memories [+see also:
film profile]) and Laetitia Casta (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2011 for Gainsbourg [+see also:
Interview with Joann Sfar, director of…
interview: Kacey Motten Klein
film profile] and set to make an appearance soon in Des Apaches).
Written by Michel Blanc, and based on the novel Since the Layoffs by Iain Levinson, the story revolves around Jacques, a former labourer who is now unemployed and becomes a hitman in order to find a way out of the destitution he finds himself sinking into...
Produced by Sidonie Dumas for Gaumont (which will handle distribution in France and international sales), Un petit boulot is being co-produced by Belgian outfit Scope Pictures, and its backers include Eurimages and Wallimage. The shoot, which is currently under way in Belgium, will soon shift to Majorca, with Manu Dacosse (Amer [+see also:
film profile], The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears [+see also:
film profile]) serving as DoP.
(Translated from French)