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Les naufragés: Auteuil and Stocker marooned on a desert island

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- The pair of actors topline David Charhon’s film, which is being produced by Rectangle and is set to be distributed by Wild Bunch

Les naufragés: Auteuil and Stocker marooned on a desert island
Daniel Auteuil

Following an initial session in Paris at the start of the year, David Charhon will recommence the shoot for his third feature in Thailand in May: the Franco-Belgian co-production will be called Les naufragés [+see also:
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(lit. “The Castaways”). Having made a splash with the screwball comedy Cyprien [+see also:
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(2009) before becoming more firmly established thanks to the box-office success of his action-packed buddy movie De l'autre côté du périph [+see also:
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(2.2 million admissions in France at the end of 2012/early 2013), the filmmaker is now trying his hand at an adventure-comedy that brings together a cast toplined by Daniel Auteuil (12 nominations for the César Award for Best Actor, an award he won in 1987 and 2000, winner of the Best Actor Award at Cannes in 1996, and who has recently been filming Kalinka – read the article) and Laurent Stocker (winner of the César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2007 for Hunting and Gathering [+see also:
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; recently putting on a fine performance in Tirez la langue, mademoiselle [+see also:
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and 1001 Grams [+see also:
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; and in theatres from 22 April in Caprice). The cast also includes Julie Ferrier (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2011 for Heartbreaker [+see also:
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).

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Written by David Charhon and Maxime Motte (based on an original screenplay by Nicolas Saada), the story revolves around Jean-Louis Brochard, a bank manager who is responsible for a huge scam that shakes the world of finance to its core. Fleeing France under a false identity to dodge his imminent arrest, he flies off to Antigua, a tax haven in the Caribbean, where he expects to recoup several million euros. But he finds himself stuck there during his lay-over owing to the impending arrival of a hurricane, and is consequently forced to share a small private jet with William Boulanger, a man originally from the French department of Jura who has been jilted by his fiancée in the middle of his honeymoon. After flying into a fierce storm, their little plane crash-lands on an utterly wild and hostile desert island. The two castaways, constantly engaged in a power struggle, incapable of helping one another, and dying of thirst and hunger, will each fashion their own individual raft in order to get out of this hellhole without ever setting eyes on each other again. But the island will have a surprise in store for them that will bond them forevermore… 

Produced by Edouard Weil for Rectangle Productions, Les naufragés has a budget of €15 million, which includes co-productions by Wild Bunch (which will handle the distribution), Orange Studio, TF1 Films Productions and Belgian outfit Scope Pictures. The movie has also been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+.

Rectangle, which last week launched the popular title A trois on y va [+see also:
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by Jérôme Bonnell in French theatres, has recently produced such movies as 3 Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Benoît Jacquot
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, Tonnerre [+see also:
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and Me Myself and Mum [+see also:
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. The company currently has Marguerite et Julien [+see also:
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by Valérie Donzelli (read the article) in post-production, and La loi de la jungle [+see also:
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by Antonin Peretjatko (read the news) and Paris est une fête [+see also:
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interview: Bertrand Bonello
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by Bertrand Bonello (read the news) in the pipeline.

(Translated from French)

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