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François Cluzet sets sail in Turning Tide

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- Shooting has just kicked off for Christophe Offenstein’s ambitious feature debut to star François Cluzet, Samy Seghir, Virginie Efira, and Guillaume Canet

François Cluzet sets sail in Turning Tide

Shooting kicked off today for Turning Tide, an ambitious directorial debut project by director of photography Christophe Offenstein (who notably worked on all of Guillaume Canet’s films). The film is to star François Cluzet (2007 Cesar for Best Actor for Tell No One [+see also:
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, nominated in 2010 for Last One for the Road and In the Beginning [+see also:
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and in 2012 for The Intouchables [+see also:
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, and out in cinemas next Wednesday in Do Not Disturb [+see also:
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). He is to appear beside Samy Seghir (barely 18 years old, discovered in Neuilly Yo Mama! [+see also:
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and who has just been on set of Les petits princes), Belgian actress Virginie Efira (La chance de ma vie), and Guillaume Canet (well reviewed in A Better Life [+see also:
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and due out in cinemas next March in Jappeloup).

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Written by Jean Cottin and Christophe Offenstein, with the collaboration of Thomas Bidegain and according to an idea by Frédéric Petitjean, the screenplay will tell the story of Yann Kermadec whose dreams suddenly come true when he has to replace the DCNS star skipper at the last minute before the start of the Vendée Globe (a round-the-world non-stop single-handed yacht race). After several days of racing, Yann, who is in the lead, has to stop to repair a damaged rudder. This will disrupt his round-the-world journey...

Produced by Jean Cottin and Laurent Taïeb for Les Films du Cap and by Sidonie Dumas for Gaumont, Turning Tide benefits from co-productions by TF1 Films Production, the Belgians from Scope Pictures and the Spaniards from A Contracorriente Films. It has been pre-acquired by Canal+ and Ciné +, and is supported by the DCNS industrial group and the Vendée Globe (whose seventh edition is to start on November 10). Filming is set to last 12 weeks in Lorient, at the Sables d’Olonne, in the Canaries and on the Atlantic Ocean. Gaumont is due to release the film in France on November 6, 2013, and is also in charge of its international sales.

(Translated from French)

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