Glory (2016)
The Party (2017)
May God Save Us (2016)
Out (2017)
The Other Side of Hope (2017)
The Midwife (2017)
A Woman's Life (2016)
previous
next
Choose your language en | es | fr | it

PRODUCTION France

email print share on facebook share on twitter share on google+

FJ Ossang shoots 9 Fingers

by 

- Paul Hamy heads up a cast which also features Gaspard Ulliel with a minor role in a noir film that is being produced by 10:15 Productions and co-produced by O Som e a Fúria

FJ Ossang shoots 9 Fingers
Actor Paul Hamy

After L'affaire des Divisions Morituri (1985 – showcased in the Pespectives of French Cinema section at Cannes), Le trésor des Iles Chiennes (which won the Grand Prix at the Entrevues Belfort Film Festival in 1990), Docteur Chance (which was shown in competition at Locarno in 1998) and Dharma Guns [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(acclaimed in the Horizons section of Venice in 2010), cult filmmaker FJ Ossang is currently working on his fifth feature film: 9 Fingers.

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

Co-produced by France and Portugal, the first round of filming wrapped in June and will pick up again in September with a cast featuring Paul Hamy (nominated for a César in 2014 and the Lumière for Most Promising Actor for Suzanne [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Katell Quillévéré
festival scope
film profile
]
and acclaimed for his performance in French Blood [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, who we will also soon see in The Ornithologist [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: João Pedro Rodrigues
film profile
]
by João Pedro Rodrigues), Damien Bonnard (who recently put in an appearance at Cannes in Staying Vertical [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alain Guiraudie
film profile
]
), Gaspard Ulliel (who was nominated for the César for Best Actor in 2015 for his performance in Saint Laurent [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Bertrand Bonello
film profile
]
, and featured at Cannes this year in It’s Only the End of the World [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and The Dancer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), Pascal Greggory (who was nominated for the César for Best Actor in 1999 and 2001, nominated for the César for Best Supporting Actor in 2008 for La Vie en Rose [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, and was acclaimed for his performance in Portrait of the Artist [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
last year), Alexis Manenti (The Stopover [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Delphine and Muriel Coulin
film profile
]
), Portuguese director Diogo Dória (Manoel de Oliveira’s favourite actor, who featured in Arabian Nights – Volume 1, The Restless One [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Miguel Gomes
film profile
]
) and Lisa Hartmann (Li’l' Quinquin [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
). 

Written by FJ Ossang in the spirit of film noir, the story starts at night in a town surprised by a flurry of snow and ice, in a station where all the trains are at a standstill. Magloire steps outside for a cigarette. Everything happens during a police check. He takes flight as he is, without bags or a future, and comes across a dying man. He finds a wad of cash whilst the former succumbs to death, but then the problems start: there’s a gang hot on his heels, which takes him hostage before working with him, as Magloire deals with things like someone who expects nothing from life.

Produced by Sébastien Haguenauer for 10:15 Productions and by OSS/100 Films & Documents (the director’s company), 9 Fingers (which won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award at the New Cinema Network in Rome in 2014) is being co-produced by CDP (Catherine Dussart Production) and Portuguese company O Som e a Fúria. Supported by an advance on receipts from the CNC, and the l'Instituto do Cinema et do Audiovisual (ICA), a fund providing support to Franco-Portuguese co-productions, Sofica Cinémage and the Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes region, the first round of filming took place between 6 and 21 June in Biarritz and Pau. Five more weeks of filming are set to start on 15 September in Portugal, with the film expected to be released in spring 2017. Distribution in France and international sales will be handled by Capricci Films.

Meanwhile, on 3 August, 10:15 Productions will be releasing My Revolution [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Ramzi Ben Sliman (produced with Les Productions Balthazar and which will be distributed by Memento) in French theatres, the film having had its premiere in the Generation section at Berlin in February. The Parisian company is also currently working on developing two other feature films: Yalta by Erwan Le Duc (whose short film Le soldat vierge was shown in competition in Critics’ Week at Cannes this year) and Tuer le père by Marina Diaby (co-written by Ariane Fert), whose short film La fin du dragon was shown in competition in Critics’ Week at Cannes in 2015.

(Translated from French)

Emilia Romagna_site ENG
Film Business Course
 

latest news

 

more news

Newsletter

Follow us on

facebook twitter rss