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The final clapperboard slams for Corps étranger by Raja Amari

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- Today the filmmaker wraps the shoot for her third feature, starring Sarra Hannachi and Hiam Abbass, and being staged by Mon Voisin Productions

The final clapperboard slams for Corps étranger by Raja Amari
Director Raja Amari

After it kicked off in Tunisia on 18 January, the seven-week shoot for Corps étranger [+see also:
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trailer
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]
(lit. “Foreign Body”) by Raja Amari comes to an end today in Lyon. It is the third feature-length fiction film by the director, following Red Satin [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(revealed in the Berlinale Forum in 2002 and winner of the Best Film Award that same year at Turin) and Buried Secrets [+see also:
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]
(2010). The cast includes Sarra Hannachi (L'enfant du soleil), Hiam Abbass (who already appeared in Red Satin and was popular in such films as Free Zone [+see also:
trailer
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]
, Miral [+see also:
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]
, The Source [+see also:
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]
and Dégradé [+see also:
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]
), Salim Kechiouche (who turned heads in Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
film profile
]
and Paris à tout prix [+see also:
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]
) and Marc Brunet (who popped up in Land Legs [+see also:
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trailer
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]
recently).

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Written by Raja Amari, with the involvement of Agnès Feuvre (A Lady in Paris [+see also:
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]
, Dark Inclusion [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Arthur Harari
film profile
]
) and Jacques Fieschi (nominated three times for a César Award, for A Heart in Winter, Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud and Place Vendôme, and who recently worked on Yves Saint Laurent [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jalil Lespert
film profile
]
and From the Land of the Moon – read the news), the story revolves around Samia (Sarra Hannachi), a young woman who arrives in France under cover, following the Tunisian Revolution. Obsessed with the idea of being caught by her Islamist brother whom she informed on, first of all she finds refuge at Imed’s house, an acquaintance from her village, and then at Christine’s (Hiam Abbass) place, the woman she works for. With Christine and all these new insights surrounding her, a blend of desire and fear heightens the tension and trips her up on her path to freedom. 

Produced by Dominique Besnehard and Michel Feller for Mon Voisin Productions, Corps étranger is being co-produced by Tunisian outfit Nomadis Images and by Rhône-Alpes Cinéma. Having been pre-purchased by Ciné+ and TV5 Monde, the feature is also benefiting from support from the CNC’s advance on receipts, the Palatine Etoile sofica and the Tunisian CNC.   

Mon Voisin Productions, which has such titles as Anne Fontaine’s Two Mothers [+see also:
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]
, Raphael Jacoulot’s The Night Clerk [+see also:
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]
and Sandrine Bonnaire’s Maddened by His Absence [+see also:
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trailer
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]
to its credit, recently produced I Am a Soldier [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Laurent Larivière
film profile
]
by Laurent Larivière (popular in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard last year).

(Translated from French)

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