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Jonathan Desoindre in post-production with Sun

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- Tewfik Jallab toplines the filmmaker’s feature debut, which is being produced by Les Produits Frais and Rouge International, and sold by Cercamon

Jonathan Desoindre in post-production with Sun
Actor Tewfik Jallab (© Charlotte Bommelaer)

Sun, which was shot between 18 September and 10 November, is the feature debut by Jonathan Desoindre, a La Fémis graduate from the class of 2009 and the man behind various short films, such as ShirleyLe lien and The Salt of the Earth. The filmmaker has assembled a cast including Tewfik Jallab (who rose to fame in Homeland [+see also:
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, was nominated for the Lumières Award for Best New Actor in 2014 for La Marche [+see also:
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interview: Nabil Ben Yadir
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 and was popular recently in Lola Pater [+see also:
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), India’s Aadar MalikAnnabelle Lengronne (Mercuriales [+see also:
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Les Kaïra [+see also:
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), Ludovic Berthillot (The King of Escape [+see also:
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), Meriem Serbah (The Price of Success [+see also:
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interview: Teddy Lussi-Modeste
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), Delphine Théodore (Dieu merci! [+see also:
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), Xavier Boiffier and Jean-Christophe Laurier.

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Written by the director and Thomas Wallon (Hip Moves [+see also:
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), the film recounts the misfortunes of Sunil Patel (Sun to his friends), a 30-year-old delivery driver of Indian heritage. He leads a frantic life in Paris, but everything threatens to come tumbling down one day, when his Chinese employers cease their illegal activities. In order to continue working, Sun decides to set up his own genuine courier company. A spanner is soon thrown in the works by the unexpected arrival of his cousin, a sitar player who has come to Paris to make a career out of his talent, and to whom Sun is forced into promising a concert at the Olympia music hall. Trapped by his own lies, Sun will then have a hell of a time forging a future for himself...

Produced by Damien Lagogué for Les Produits Frais and by Julie Gayet and Nadia Turincev for Rouge InternationalSun has been pre-purchased by Ciné+ and has secured backing via the CNC’s advance on receipts, as well as support from the Ile-de-France region. The cinematography has been entrusted to Benjamin Rufi, while the score will be composed by JMZ (Jean-Michel Zanetti). The French distribution will be overseen by Haut et Court and the international sales by Cercamon.

As a reminder, Sun is the feature debut by Les Produits Frais, whereas Rouge International has recent titles such as The Insult [+see also:
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 by Ziad DoueiriRaw [+see also:
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interview: Julia Ducournau
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]
 by Julia Ducournau and the co-production of Agnès Varda’s Faces, Places [+see also:
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to its credit.

(Translated from French)

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