Erick Zonca shooting Fleuve noir
by Fabien Lemercier
- Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris and Sandrine Kiberlain are among the cast of this Curiosa Films production, being sold by Films Distribution
The shoot for Fleuve noir (lit. “Black River”) by Erick Zonca, which kicked off on 18 April in the Paris region, will wrap on 29 June. This will only be the fourth feature-length fiction film by the director, who rose to fame with The Dreamlife of Angels (which won a double Best Actress Award at Cannes in 1998 and three César Awards in 1999, including Best Film and Best Actress), and who then made The Little Thief (2000) and Julia [+see also:
film profile] (in competition at Berlin in 2008, and which earned Tilda Swinton a nomination for the César Award for Best Actress in 2009) before going on to direct the TV movie White Soldier in 2014.
For his return to the big screen, Erick Zonca has assembled a top-notch cast, including Vincent Cassel (César Award for Best Actor in 2009 for Mesrine: Part 1 – Killer Instinct [+see also:
film profile] and Mesrine: Part 2 – Public Enemy #1 [+see also:
film profile], nominated in 1996, 2002 and 2016; putting on a fine performance in It’s Only the End of the World [+see also:
film profile], which screened at Cannes), Sandrine Kiberlain (César Award for Best Actress in 2014 for 9 Month Stretch [+see also:
film profile], nominated in 1998, 1999, 2010 and 2015; popular recently in Being 17 [+see also:
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film profile]), Romain Duris (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2006, 2011 and 2015, and set to hit screens soon in Odd Job [+see also:
film profile], Cessez-le-feu, La confession and Iris). They are joined by such names as Charles Berling (who appeared in Elle [+see also:
film profile]) and Elodie Bouchez (who is reuniting with the director who led her to glory at Cannes with The Dreamlife of Angels).
Written by Lou de Fanget Signolet and the director himself, the main character in the story is a disillusioned policeman (Cassel) who begins an inquiry into the sudden disappearance of a teenager (whose mother is played by Kiberlain). At the same time, his delinquent son comes back into his life, having got caught up in the world of drug trafficking, as he needs his father to save a friend of his.
Produced by Olivier Delbosc for Curiosa Films, Fleuve noir is being co-produced by Films Distribution, which is also in charge of the international sales. The French theatrical release will be handled by Mars Distribution.
(Translated from French)