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Christophe Van Rompaey and Alexandra Lamy shooting Vincent en het einde van de wereld

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- Flemish director Christophe Van Rompaey has entrusted the lead female role in his new film to Alexandra Lamy

Christophe Van Rompaey and Alexandra Lamy shooting Vincent en het einde van de wereld
Actress Alexandra Lamy

Vincent en het einde van de wereld [+see also:
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(lit. “Vincent and the End of the World”), by Christophe Van Rompaey, tells the story of a 17-year-old boy who is an environmental activist prepared to risk his life to fight for a good cause. But along the way, he bumps into his rather whimsical aunt, who will do everything in her power to give him back a little hope. Not much more is known about the script, billed as a comedy road movie. It was written by Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem, who we have to thank for Moscow, Belgium [+see also:
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, the first film by Van Rompaey, and also Brasserie Romantiek [+see also:
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, Oxygen [+see also:
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, The Over the Hill Band
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and A Perfect Match.

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And it was Alexandra Lamy that Van Rompaey set his heart on to play the somewhat exuberant French-speaking aunt. The French actress is thus forging ahead with her eclectic filmography, which combines mainstream titles (such as the recent Bis [+see also:
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with Kad Merad and Franck Dubosc, and L’Oncle Charles, the latest film by Etienne Chatilliez) with arthouse films (Maddened by His Absence [+see also:
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by Sandrine Bonnaire and Ricky [+see also:
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by François Ozon notably spring to mind). She is joined by Barbara Sarafian, who rose to fame in Moscow, Belgium; Gert Van Rampelberg, who will be appearing on screens at the start of May in La tierra roja [+see also:
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by Diego Martinez Vignatti; and, in the title role of Vincent, Spencer Bogaert, who came to fame in Labyrinthus [+see also:
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The shoot, which kicked off at the beginning of April in Ostend, is scheduled to last almost 40 days, taking place at locations on the Belgian coast and the south of France. Behind the camera we find David Williamson, the up-and-coming young DoP we have to thank for recent titles such as I’m the Same, I’m an Other [+see also:
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by Caroline Strubbe and Melody [+see also:
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by Bernard Bellefroid. 

On the production side of things, we find Van Rijckeghem and his partner at the outfit A Private View, Dries Phlypo. The movie will be co-produced in France by Les Films de la Croisade

(Translated from French)

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