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The final clapperboard about to slam for The Eavesdropper by Thomas Kruithof

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- François Cluzet, Alba Rohrwacher, Simon Abkarian, Sami Bouajila and Denis Podalydès are among the cast of this spy thriller produced by 24 25 Films

The final clapperboard about to slam for The Eavesdropper by Thomas Kruithof
Actor François Cluzet

The finish line is in sight for the filming of The Eavesdropper [+see also:
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]
(La mécanique de l'ombre), the feature debut by Thomas Kruithof (who made a splash in 2013 with his short film Rétention), the shoot for which will wrap in Belgium on 16 January. Standing out among the cast of this paranoia-riddled spy thriller are François Cluzet (winner of the César Award for Best Actor in 2007 for Tell No One [+see also:
trailer
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]
, and nominated in 1996, 2010 and 2012; set to hit screens on 23 March in Médecin de campagne), Italy’s Alba Rohrwacher (crowned Best Actress at Venice in 2014 with Hungry Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Saverio Costanzo
film profile
]
, and also popular in such films as The Wonders [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
interview: Tiziana Soudani
film profile
]
and Sworn Virgin [+see also:
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trailer
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Q&A: Laura Bispuri
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]
), Simon Abkarian (Army of Crime [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
Gett – The Trial of Viviane Amsalem [+see also:
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trailer
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]
), Sami Bouajila (winner of the Best Actor Award at Cannes in 2006 for Days of Glory [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jean Bréhat
interview: Rachid Bouchareb
film profile
]
and nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2012 for Omar Killed Me [+see also:
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]
; in theatres from 30 March in Good Luck Algeria [+see also:
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]
) and Denis Podalydès (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2012 for The Conquest [+see also:
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]
).

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Written by the director together with Yann Gozlan, the story revolves around a character named Duval, who is unemployed and facing financial ruin following his burnout two years beforehand. After he is contacted by a mysterious employer who offers him work transcribing conversations obtained through phone tapping, he accepts without asking himself any questions about the organisation’s aims. But while this simple job allows him to get back on his feet and get his life back on track, very soon it will nevertheless place him at the heart of a political plot, plunging him reluctantly into the brutal and bizarre underworld of the secret service.

The third feature to be produced by Thibault Gast and Matthias Weber for 24 25 Films (whose filmography includes A Perfect Man [+see also:
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]
, which took 662,000 admissions in France last year), The Eavesdropper is being co-produced by Belgian outfit Scope Pictures. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and OCS, the feature is also benefiting from backing from the A Plus Image, Sofitvciné and Cofimage Soficas. The French theatrical release will be handled by Océan Films Distribution in the second half of 2016, while international sales are managed by WTFilms.

(Translated from French)

CNC conférence 6 decembre
 

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