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Shoot about to kick off for Moka by Frédéric Mermoud

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- Emmanuelle Devos and Nathalie Baye star in this Franco-Swiss co-production sold by Pyramide, and staged by Diligence Films and Tabo Tabo

Shoot about to kick off for Moka by Frédéric Mermoud
Actress Emmanuelle Devos

On 8 September in Haute-Savoie, the shoot will kick off for Moka [+see also:
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]
, the second feature film by Frédéric Mermoud, following his head-turner Complices [+see also:
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interview: Frédéric Mermoud
film profile
]
(revealed in competition at Locarno in 2009). For his new opus, the Swiss filmmaker is working once again with French actress Emmanuelle Devos in the lead role (winner of the César Award for Best Actress in 2002 for Read My Lips [+see also:
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]
and nominated in 2005 for Kings and Queen [+see also:
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, winner of the César Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for In the Beginning [+see also:
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, popular in recent titles such as Domestic Life [+see also:
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]
, Violette [+see also:
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and If You Don’t, I Will [+see also:
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]
). She will be joined by Nathalie Baye (nominated seven times for the César Award for Best Actress and the winner in this category in 1983 and 2006; in theatres from 2 September in La volante [+see also:
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]
), David Clavel (who appeared in French Dolls [+see also:
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) and Diane Rouxel (who rose to fame in Standing Tall [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuelle Bercot
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]
and The Smell of Us [+see also:
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interview: Pierre-Paul Puljiz
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]
).

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Adapted by the director and Antonin Martin-Hilbert from the novel of the same name by Tatiana de Rosnay (the third work by the author to be adapted for the big screen, after Sarah’s Key [+see also:
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]
and Boomerang [+see also:
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]
, which comes out on 23 September), the story of Moka sees 45-year-old Diane slip away from the clinic in Lausanne where she had been confined for a rest cure. Equipped with just a few belongings and a pistol, she heads to Evian, on the other side of Lake Geneva. She is looking for the owners of an old Mercedes. And she knows she will see it through to the end...

Produced by Damien Couvreur and Julien Rouch for Diligence Films (which is making its first feature), and executive-coproduced by Tonie Marshall for Tabo Tabo Films, Moka is also benefitting from co-productions by Swiss outfit Bande à part Films (founded by Ursula Meier, Lionel Baier, Jean-Stéphane Bron and Frédéric Mermoud) and by Sampek Productions. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the movie is also being supported by the Cofimage and Sofitvciné Soficas. The 35-day shoot will continue until 24 October in the environs of Lake Geneva (Evian, Lausanne). Distribution in French theatres and international sales will be handled by Pyramide.

(Translated from French)

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