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The shoot for Justine Triet’s Victoria is about to kick off

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- Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Melvil Poupaud and Laurent Poitrenaux are among the cast of the director’s second feature, again produced Ecce Films

The shoot for Justine Triet’s Victoria is about to kick off
Actress Virginie Efira

Having risen to fame with La bataille de Solférino [+see also:
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(nominated for the César Award for Best Debut Film in 2014 and the star attraction of the ACID selection at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival), Justine Triet is due to get started with the shoot for her second feature, Victoria [+see also:
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, at the beginning of July. According to Cineuropa’s sources, the filmmaker has apparently put together a very appealing cast, including Belgian actress Virginie Efira (popular in such titles as 20 ans d'écart [+see also:
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and Caprice [+see also:
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, and soon to appear in Family to Rent [+see also:
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, Elle, Et ta soeur and Up for Love), Vincent Lacoste (winner of the Lumière Award for Best Newcomer in 2010 for Les beaux gosses [+see also:
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]
, nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2015 for Hippocrates [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Lilti
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]
, set to hit screens in the autumn in Lolo [+see also:
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interview: Julie Delpy, Dany Boon
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]
and La vie très privée de Monsieur Sim), Melvil Poupaud (who put on fine performances recently in such titles as Laurence Anyways [+see also:
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and Fidelio: Alice’s Journey [+see also:
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interview: Lucie Borleteau
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]
, in movie theatres from 16 September in Fou d'amour and from 14 October in Tête baissée) and Laurent Poitrenaux (impressive to watch in such films as Domestic Life [+see also:
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and The Blue Room [+see also:
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interview: Mathieu Amalric
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]
, and set to appear in cinemas next Wednesday in Microbe et Gasoil [+see also:
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).

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Written by Justine Triet, the story revolves around Victoria Spick, a criminal lawyer who is single and who turns up at a wedding and meets three men there: David, the father of her daughters; Vincent, a friend of hers; and Sam, a former drug dealer who she bailed out. The next day, Vincent is accused of attempted murder by his partner. The only witness at the crime scene was the victim’s dog. Victoria’s limits will be put to the test when she agrees to defend her friend in a trial that seems more absurd than realistic. Meanwhile, Sam forces himself on Victoria, having transformed himself – he is now an au pair and a trainee lawyer. As for her ex, David, he is enjoying huge success with his blog, where he posts a rather unflattering portrait of the lawyer. Forced to sue him, Victoria will have to take on these two cases and juggle her initiation into animal behaviour and the rediscovery of her own desire. 

Produced by Emmanuel Chaumet for Ecce Films, Victoria is benefiting from a co-production by France 2 Cinéma and an advance on receipts by the CNC. Having also been pre-purchased by Canal+, the movie will be shot in Paris and at the Bry-sur-Marne studios. The distribution in France will be handled by Le Pacte.

Ecce Films, a flourishing company that invests in original talents, has produced such films as The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu [+see also:
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by Antonin Peretjatko (Directors’ Fortnight 2013), Chicks – Life at the Ranch [+see also:
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(in competition at Rotterdam in 2010), Les coquillettes [+see also:
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(out of competition at Locarno in 2012), Gaby Baby Doll [+see also:
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by Sophie Letourneur and Gaz de France [+see also:
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by Benoit Forgeard (read the article), which generated a very positive buzz at its premiere at Cannes in May within the ACID programme, and which will be out in French theatres on 30 December.

(Translated from French)

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