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by Nobuhiro Suwa


South of France. Present day. Jean, an actor caught up in the past, learns that his current film shoot is unexpectedly suspended for an indefinite period. He takes this opportunity to visit an old friend and settles, clandestinely, into an abandoned house where it happened that Juliette, the great love of his life, once lived. A group of young friends, novice filmmakers, stumble upon the same house and decide it’s the perfect location for their next home-made horror movie. Jean and the kids will meet face to face, sooner or later.

international title: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
original title: Le Lion est mort ce soir
country: France, Japan
sales agent: Shellac
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Nobuhiro Suwa
film run: 103'
release date: FR 27/12/2017, ES 27/04/2018
screenplay: Nobuhiro Suwa
cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Pauline Etienne, Arthur Harari, Maud Wyler, Noë Sampy, Françoise Michaud, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
cinematography by: Tom Harari
film editing: Martial Salomon
producer: Jérôme Dopffer, Michiko Yoshitake
co-producer: Yuji Sadai
production: Film-In-Evolution, Les Productions Balthazar, Bitters End (JP)
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie - CNC (FR), Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR), Département des Alpes-Maritimes (FR)
distributor: Shellac Distribution, Numax Distribución
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