Friends to the rescue: Pierre Niney in Five
by Fabien Lemercier
- The rising star of French cinema has recently finished shooting Igor Gotesman’s first feature film, produced by Les Films du Kiosque and StudioCanal
Beginning 27 May, Five [+see also:
film profile], the first feature film from Igor Gotesman finished shooting on Tuesday 28 July. The young filmmaker, seen mainly on Canal+ as the co-writer and actor on the short series Casting(s), appears alongside the rising star of French cinema, Pierre Niney, (nominated at the César awards in 2012 and 2013 for most promising actor for J'aime regarder les filles [+see also:
interview: Lou de Laâge
film profile] and Comme des frères [+see also:
film profile], driving force behind the theatrical success of 20 ans d'écart [+see also:
film profile], Best Actor in 2015 for Yves Saint Laurent [+see also:
interview: Jalil Lespert
film profile] and appeared in this year’s Un homme idéal [+see also:
film profile]). They are supported by François Civil, (who we’ll see in November in Made in France), Idrissa Henrot and Margot Bancilhon.
Written by the director, the script centres on five bestfriends: Nestor (Hanrot), Vadim (Gotesman), Timothée (Civil), Samuel (Niney) and Julia (Bancilhon), who for 15 years have dreamt of living together. Today, their dream becomes a reality. They decide to move in to a charming apartment in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. However, having agreed to pay half of the rent, when Samuel suddenly finds himself flat broke, he sees no other option but to turn to a life of crime. Feeling trapped by a harsh reality, he turns to the only family he has left: his mates. Out of loyalty or guilt, they are forced to improvise to come to their close friend’sassistance. Setting off on an unexpected adventure, they find themselves faced with “sibling”rivalries, outlandish situations and dubious encounters, but where friendship always prevails.
Produced by François Kraus and Denis Pineau-Valencienne for Les Films du Kiosque, Five is co-produced by France 2 Cinéma, Cinéfrance 1888 and StudioCanal. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, this feature film is also backed by Sofica Indéfilms.
Some of Films du Kiosque’s recent productions include La tête haute [+see also:
interview: Emmanuelle Bercot
film profile] by Emmanuelle Bercot (which opened Cannes Film Festival in May and attracted 675,000 filmgoersin French theatres), Papa Lumière [+see also:
film profile] by Ada Loueilh (article – to be released tomorrow in theatres), Boomerang by François Favrat (article – to be released 23 September this year) and Et ta soeur by Marion Vernoux (article – to be released 6 January 2016).
(Translated from French)