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Yvan Attal shooting Heureux en France

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- There is a stellar cast on the cards for this film condemning anti-Semitic clichés, produced by La Petite Reine and set to be distributed in France by Wild Bunch

Yvan Attal shooting Heureux en France
Director Yvan Attal

Benoît Poelvoorde (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2005 and 2006; popular recently in 3 Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Benoît Jacquot
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]
and The Brand New Testament [+see also:
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interview: Jaco van Dormael
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]
), Valérie Bonneton (who put on fine performances in such titles as Little White Lies [+see also:
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]
, The Volcano [+see also:
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and The Night Watchman [+see also:
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), Dany Boon (the actor-director who starred in Welcome to the Sticks [+see also:
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]
, Nothing to Declare [+see also:
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]
and Superchondriac [+see also:
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), Charlotte Gainsbourg (winner of the Best Actress Award at Cannes in 2009, nominated four times for the César Award for Best Actress, on screens recently in 3 Hearts, Samba [+see also:
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]
and Every Thing Will Be Fine [+see also:
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), Denis Podalydès (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2012 for The Conquest [+see also:
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]
, in theatres since yesterday in The Sweet Escape [+see also:
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), Grégory Gadebois (winner of the César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2012 for Angel & Tony [+see also:
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, nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2014 for One of a Kind [+see also:
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; he also made a splash last year at Venice in The Last Hammer Blow [+see also:
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]
), François Damiens (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2011 and 2014 for Heartbreaker [+see also:
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]
and Suzanne [+see also:
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interview: Katell Quillévéré
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]
, and for the César Award for Best Actor in 2015 for La famille Bélier [+see also:
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; popular on the Croisette in May in Les Cowboys [+see also:
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) and Gilles Lellouche (who recently toplined The Connection [+see also:
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and The Clearstream Affair [+see also:
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), not to mention the director himself. The most popular actors in France fell over themselves to get a chance to take part in the new feature by Yvan Attal, entitled Heureux en France (lit. “Happy in France”).

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The movie, the shoot for which kicked off on 26 May, is the actor’s fourth feature as a director, following My Wife Is an Actress [+see also:
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(nominated for the César Award for Best Debut Film in 2002), … And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004) and Do Not Disturb [+see also:
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(revealed at Toronto in 2012). This time around, Yvan Attal has decided to make an anthology film (which he himself wrote the screenplay for together with Emilie Frèche) that uses humour to condemn both old and modern-day clichés surrounding anti-Semitism.

Produced by Thomas Langmann for La Petite Reine Production, Heureux en France has been pre-purchased by Canal+, and is benefiting from backing from the SofiTvCiné 3 and Palatine Etoile 13 Soficas. The shoot, which took place from 26 May to 10 June in Israel (with Lama Films as line producer), will continue in Paris from 18 June to 31 July. Distribution in French theatres will be handled by Wild Bunch.

La Petite Reine, which has such movies as The Artist [+see also:
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interview: Michel Hazanavicius
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]
and the two-part film about Jacques Mesrine (Killer Instinct [+see also:
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]
and Public Enemy #1 [+see also:
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]
) to its credit, will (via Mars Distribution) release Jean-François Richet’s Un moment d'égarement [+see also:
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]
(starring François Cluzet and Vincent Cassel in the leads) in theatres on 24 June.

(Translated from French)

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