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A sensible lawyer and a suitcase full of cocaine in Borderline

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A sensible lawyer and a suitcase full of cocaine in Borderline

Shooting starts today in Paris on Alexandre Coffre’s debut feature, Borderline, adapted from UK writer Matthew Kneale’s short story Powder.

The cast of this dramatic comedy includes Belgian actor François Damiens (The Wolberg Family [+see also:
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), Pascale Arbillot (Let It Rain [+see also:
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), Gilles Cohen (Persecution [+see also:
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), Laurent Lafitte, Didier Flamand and Nicolas Marié (Micmacs [+see also:
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).

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Scripted by the director, the film centres on 45-year-old David Pelame (Damiens), who is married (to Arbillot) with two children and lives in a lovely house in a smart suburb. David is a sensible, upright and hard-working lawyer, a pen-pusher. He feels his life is increasingly dull and lets it slip by, preferring to mope rather than take action to change things.

On Christmas eve, he discovers a suitcase full of cocaine and a telephone inundated with calls from clients. David thinks he has finally found the solution to livening up his life. But is it?

Borderline is produced by Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Bruno Chiche and Yann Zenou for Yume Quad Films. Its €4.5m budget includes pre-sales from Canal + and TPS, and €445,000 in backing from the Ile-de-France region, where the eight-week shoot will take place. Bac Films will handle French distribution.

Quad films is also managing post-production on Pascal Chaumeil’s Heartbreaker (see news), starring Romain Duris, Julie Ferrier, Vanessa Paradis and Damiens. The film will be released in French theatres by Universal on March 17.

(Translated from French)

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