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CANNES 2010 Market / France

Sorrentino’s This Must Be The Place in Pathé’s line-up

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Sorrentino’s This Must Be The Place in Pathé’s line-up

With a cast headed by Sean Penn, the next film by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo [+see also:
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) has a good chance of doing well at the upcoming Film Market at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival(May 12-23).

French company Pathé International will be there to start sales for This Must Be The Place, produced by Italy’s Indigo Film and Lucky Red, in co-production with France’s ARP Sélection and Ireland’s Element Pictures. Currently in pre-production, the feature will trace a wealthy rock star’s journey to the heart of the United States, as he tracks down a former Nazi in order to avenge his father (a former prisoner at Auschwitz) and make peace with himself.

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On the Croisette, Muriel Sauzay’s team will also launch sales for Kelly Asbury’s UK/US 3D animated project Gnomeo & Juliet (in production). Promo-reels will be shown for Dany Boon’s Nothing to Declare (see news – already bought for Austria, Benelux, Canada, Germany, Spain and Switzerland – to be released in France on February 9, 2011); Zep’s animated feature Titeuf, The Film; and Debs Gardner-Paterson’s Africa United.

The company will also continue sales for Julian Schnabel’s Miral [+see also:
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, which is still in post-production and is expected to be unveiled at Toronto and/or Venice.

Market screenings organised by Pathé International include Italian director Luca Miniero’s Benvenuti al Sud (“Welcome to the South”, remake of Welcome to the Sticks [+see also:
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); Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist (already sold to over 20 territories); UK director Neil Marshall’s Centurion; All That Glitters [+see also:
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by Géraldine Nakache and Hervé Mimran; and comedies Camping 2 [+see also:
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]
and L’Italien.

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(Translated from French)

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