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CANNES 2010 Market / France

MK2 picks up Lafosse’s Aimer à Perdre la Raison

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MK2 has had a dazzling start to the Film Market at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. The French international seller has just added another title to its well-stocked line-up (see news): Belgian director Joachim Lafosse’s Aimer à Perdre la Raison (“To Be Madly In Love”), whose stellar cast will include Gérard Depardieu, Tahar Rahim and Emilie Dequenne.

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Produced by Versus Production in co-production with MK2, Aimer à Perdre la Raison is co-scripted by the director and Thomas Bidegain (A Prophet [+see also:
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). It is based on a news story that shocked Belgium, when a mother killed her five children before trying to end her own life.

The film focuses first of all on the relationship between a generous doctor and a young Moroccan boy, whom he brings up in Belgium as if he were his own son. The boy, who has grown into an adult, falls in love and starts a family. But his young wife finds herself trapped in a stifling emotional situation which leads insidiously to the tragic outcome.

MK2 has also announced the first deals for Walter Salles’s project On the Road, which has received much media attention and whose cast now includes Kirsten Dunst. The film has been bought by Tele München Gruppe/Concorde Filmverleih for German-speaking territories and by Cineart for Benelux.

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(Translated from French)

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