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The Returned director Fabrice Gobert is back with K.O.

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- The filmmaker's second feature film, a 2.4.7 Films production, boasts a cast of Laurent Laffite, Chiara Mastroianni, Pio Marmai, Clotilde Hesme and Zita Hanrot

The Returned director Fabrice Gobert is back with K.O.
Director Fabrice Gobery, on the set of The Returned

Fabrice Gobert is returning to the cinematic world, as the director is set to wrap the eight-week shoot for his second film, K.O., in the Paris region at the end of October. The title follows his incredibly well received directorial debut, Lights Out [+see also:
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(unveiled in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2010 and nominated for the 2011 César Award for Best Debut Film). In between these two films, Gobert achieved enormous international success with his television series, The Returned (winner of the 2013 International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series).

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For his return to the big screen, the director has brought together a cast featuring Laurent Laffite (acclaimed for his roles in Little White Lies [+see also:
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]
and Papa ou maman [+see also:
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film profile
]
, seen at Cannes at the top of his game in Elle [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
), Chiara Mastroianni (nominated for the 2012 Lumière Award for Best Actress for her role in Beloved [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Christophe Honoré
film profile
]
and who has recently appeared in 3 Hearts [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Benoît Jacquot
film profile
]
and Good Luck Sam [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
), Pio Marmaï (a 2009 and 2011 nominee for the César Award for Most Promising Actor for his roles in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Living on Love Alone [+see also:
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]
, respectively, applauded for his role this year in Who’s Your Daddy [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), Clotilde Hesme (winner of the 2012 César Award for Most Promising Actress for Angel & Tony [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, who graced the big screen this year in Chocolat [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
), Zita Hanrot (winner of the 2016 César Award for Most Promising Actress for Fatima [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Philippe Faucon
film profile
]
), Jean-Charles Clichet (The Apple of My Eye [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
) and Sylvain Dieuaide (Marguerite [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile
]
).

Penned by Fabrice Gobert and Valentine Arnaud, the screenplay tells the tale of Antoine Leconte. Who is he really? An arrogant and dominating man of power? A worker on the brink of being fired? A close friend on whom one can depend? An unfaithful husband? One thing’s for sure, after a particularly stressful day, he finds himself in a coma. When he awakens, nothing is like it was before: is this a dream or reality? Some kind of scheme? A nightmare? He has been well and truly knocked out.

Produced by Marc-Antoine Robert (a European Film Promotion Producer on the Move in 2008) and Xavier Rigault for 2.4.7. Films (which was one of the production partners for Lights Out), K.O. is co-produced by France 2 Cinéma. Having also been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the film will be distributed domestically by Wild Bunch. Patrick Blossier (a three time César-nominee, notable for Days of Glory [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jean Bréhat
interview: Rachid Bouchareb
film profile
]
in 2007) is also on board as the film’s DoP.

2.4.7. Films, which made a start in the industry by producing Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Marc-Antoine Robert
interview: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Pa…
film profile
]
, will be releasing The History of Love [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Radu Mihaileanu in cinemas on 9 November (read the article – Wild Bunch Distribution).

(Translated from French)

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