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Lorraine Lévy filming Knock

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- Omar Sy stands out in the lead role of this adaptation of the classic play by Jules Romains, which is being produced by Curiosa Films and Moana Films

Lorraine Lévy filming Knock
Director Lorraine Lévy

Since 8 August, Lorraine Lévy has been shooting Knock, her fourth feature film, following The First Time I Was 20 (2004), London mon amour [+see also:
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 (2008) and The Other Son [+see also:
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 (winner of the Grand Prix and Best Director Award at Tokyo in 2012). This time around, the director is trying her hand at a very loose adaptation of the famous stage play of the same name by Jules Romains, which was performed for the first time in 1923 and has already been adapted for the silver screen three times (in 1925, 1933 and 1951). Standing out among the cast are Omar Sy (2012 César Award and Lumière Award for Best Actor for Untouchable [+see also:
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, popular this year in Chocolat [+see also:
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and set to be seen from 7 December in Two Is a Family), Ana Girardot (nominated for the Lumière Award for Best New Actress in 2015 for Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart [+see also:
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and High Society [+see also:
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, putting on an excellent performance in A Perfect Man [+see also:
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and in the TV series The Returned), Alex Lutz, Chantal Lauby, Hélène Vincent, Pascal Elbé, Christian Hecq and Audrey Dana.

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Written by the director herself, the story unfolds in the 1950s as we follow lead character Knock, a reformed crook-turned-qualified doctor, who arrives in the small village of Saint-Maurice to implement a "method" with which he intends to strike it rich: he will have to persuade the inhabitants that the healthy are people who do not know they are sick, and in order to do this, he needs to find an illness (be it real or imaginary) that each person is suffering from. A proven master in the art of seduction and manipulation, Knock is on the cusp of achieving his goals, but he is caught off guard by two things that he had not anticipated: matters of the heart, and a shady figure from the past who has come back to blackmail him.

Produced by Olivier Delbosc for Curiosa Films and Marc Missonnier for Moana Films, Knock is being co-produced by France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Solo Films, Koro Koro and Mars Films (which will release the movie in French cinemas), in addition to having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and OCS. The shoot will continue until 31 October in Paris, the Rhône-Alpes region (in Savoie and Drôme) and La Rochelle. Its international sales will be handled by TF1 Studio.

(Translated from French)

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