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A Life Elsewhere: Isabelle Carré hot on the heels of her son

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- The actress is filming with Ramzy Bédia in the new movie by Olivier Peyon, produced by Le Bureau and set to be distributed in France by Haut et Court

A Life Elsewhere: Isabelle Carré hot on the heels of her son
Actress Isabelle Carré

Since 14 February, Olivier Peyon has been shooting A Life Elsewhere [+see also:
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, his third feature, following Les petites vacances [+see also:
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(2007) and Comment j'ai détesté les maths [+see also:
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(nominated for the César Award for Best Documentary in 2014). The cast includes Isabelle Carré (César Award for Best Actress in 2003, and nominated in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011; popular recently in Marie’s Story [+see also:
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and 21 Nights with Pattie [+see also:
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), Ramzy Bédia (currently appearing on screens in Pattaya [+see also:
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and La Tour 2 Contrôle Infernale [+see also:
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) and Argentinian actress Maria Dupláa.

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Written by the director together with Cécile Rouaud, the story hinges on Sylvie’s (played by Isabelle Carré) son, Felipe, who was abducted at the age of five by his father, Pablo. Four years and a few hiccups by social services later, thanks to Pablo’s death and the work of a private detective, Sylvie has finally picked up Felipe’s trace in the Uruguayan countryside, Pablo’s home country. Mehdi (Ramzy Bédia) is a social worker who has lost his faith in his job and has been so moved by Sylvie’s struggle that he has decided to leave everything to help her. Together, they set out to Uruguay in order to kidnap the child and take him back to France.

Produced by Bertrand Faivre for Le Bureau, A Life Elsewhere is being co-produced by Uruguayan outfit Mutante Cine. Having been pre-purchased by OCS and TV5, the feature is also being backed by Cofinova and Film Factory. The 28-day shoot will take place in France and Uruguay. Distribution in French theatres will be handled by Haut et Court, while its international sales are being managed by The Bureau Sales.

Le Bureau will soon see two of its productions hit screens: Sky [+see also:
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by Fabienne Berthaud on 6 April (courtesy of Haut et Court – revealed in competition at Toronto) and Ladygrey [+see also:
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interview: Jérémie Renier
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by Alain Choquart on 6 May (via Rezo Films – read the article). The company also currently has Sainte-Rita by Yves Hinant (a dark comedy verging on documentary, directed by the creator of the TV show Strip-tease, co-produced by Belgian firm Artémis and due to be distributed in France by ARP Sélection) in production, and Amoureux solitaires by Sylvie Verheyde (read the article) and Tramontane [+see also:
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 by Vatche Boulghourjian (a minority co-production with Lebanon) in post-production.

For the record, Bertrand Faivre is also the founder, and a partner, of British outfit The Bureau, a company that has produced titles such as 45 Years [+see also:
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Q&A: Andrew Haigh
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by Andrew Haigh, which earned (amongst other accolades) Charlotte Rampling a nomination for the Oscar for Best Actress, which will be handed out on Sunday.

(Translated from French)

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