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The first clapperboard to slam in October for The Night Eats the World

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- Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, Denis Lavant and a whole load of zombies are among the cast of the feature debut by Dominique Rocher, produced by Haut et Court

The first clapperboard to slam in October for The Night Eats the World
Actors Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani and Denis Lavant

24 October will see the start of the shoot for The Night Eats the World in Paris. The film is the feature debut by Dominique Rocher (who turned heads with his short film La vitesse du passé) and is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Pit Agarmen (published by Editions Robert Laffont). According to Cineuropa's sources, the cast includes Norway's Anders Danielsen Lie (nominated for the Amanda Award for Best Actor in 2012 for Oslo, August 31st [+see also:
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]
, popular in This Summer Feeling [+see also:
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, Fidelio: Alice's Journey [+see also:
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]
and, more recently, Personal Shopper [+see also:
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]
), French-Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2014 for The Patience Stone [+see also:
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]
and for the Lumière Award in the same category in 2016 for Les Deux Amis [+see also:
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, also putting on fine performances in such titles as My Sweet Pepper Land [+see also:
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and Paterson [+see also:
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) and Denis Lavant (nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2013 for Holy Motors [+see also:
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).

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Written by Guillaume Lemans (Anything for Her [+see also:
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, A Perfect Man [+see also:
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]
), Jérémie Guez (Iris [+see also:
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]
) and Dominique Rocher, the story revolves around Sam, a solitary, 36-year-old musician who does not like to socialise. One evening, he attends a party in a spacious Parisian apartment, organised by Fanny, his ex, who left him and took some of his belongings that he was particularly fond of. As the party unfolds, Sam sees strange signs of unusual behavioural disorders in the merrymakers, and he is attacked by Fanny's new boyfriend… He shuts himself away in a room and ends up falling asleep there, on his own. He wakes up early the next morning: the flat is empty, and the revellers are wandering the streets, having transformed into zombies. All alone, Sam is forced to make a barricade to protect himself and figure out how to survive. He secures the block of flats by dispatching the zombies that are roaming around inside. However, he can't bring himself to kill one of them, a harmless old man who has been infected, whom he locks in the lift shaft and will become his only confidant. Sam eventually strikes a kind of balance in the building. The abandoned flats provide a form of entertainment, allowing him to let his imagination run wild and express itself through the lives he could have led. But even for a recluse like Sam, it's hard to put up with this unmitigated solitude. What is there to live for when one is all alone in the world? And is Sam really the sole survivor of this plague of zombies?

Produced by Carole Scotta for Haut et Court, The Night Eats the World has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+. The film, which has backing from the TorinoFilmLab, will shoot for eight weeks in Paris, from 24 October-22 December. The French distribution will be handled directly by Haut et Court.

Haut et Court has just unveiled 150 Milligrams [+see also:
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by Emmanuelle Bercot at the Toronto International Film Festival; on Friday, it will be the opening film, in competition, of the San Sebastián Film Festival.

(Translated from French)

CNC conférence 6 decembre
 

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