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Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal in Son épouse

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- Michel Spinosa is to bring together the famous couple in his next film, an Agat Films & Ex Nihilo production, to start shooting in India this December

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal in Son épouse

According to our information , Michel Spinosa will start shooting his fourth feature Son épouse (lit. “His wife”) this December in India. The director of Anna M. [+see also:
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(well-reviewed at the 2007 Berlinale Panorama) is to direct a high profile couple in his latest film: Charlotte Gainsbourg (who was just on set for Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac and is currently on set for Riad Sattouf’s Jacky in Women’s Kingdom) and Yvan Attal (nominated for a 2010 Cesar for best actor for Rapt [+see also:
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and who has since notably appeared in One Night [+see also:
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).

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The two actors have only appeared together in Yvan Attal’s films (My Wife Is an Actress [+see also:
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in 2001, ... And They Lived Happily Ever After in 2004, and Do Not Disturb [+see also:
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now showing in cinemas), after three features by other filmmakers in the 1990s: Eric Rochant’s Aux yeux du monde (1991), Jacques Doillon’s Lover (1992), and Marion Vernoux’ Love, etc. (1996). They are to appear alongside Indian actors in Son épouse.

Written by Michel Spinosa and Agnès de Sacy (nominated for a 2010 Cesar for best adapted screenplay for One for the Road [+see also:
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), the film’s screenplay follows Gracie, a young Tamil woman living in a village near Pondicherry, who has been behaving strangely since her wedding day. She seems to be haunted by the memory of her friend Catherine, who disappeared a year earlier in suspicious circumstances. Joseph, Catherine’s inconsolable widower, decides to travel to India to meet Gracie and, perhaps, during the journey, make amends for his mistakes. Because, for a year now, Joseph has had a lot to be forgiven for…

Produced by Patrick Sobelman for Agat Films & Ex Nihilo, Son épouse is to be co-produced by the Belgians from Artémis and by France 3 Cinéma. Also pre-acquired by Canal+ and Ciné +, the film is to be shot during 40 days in India, followed by several days in France. Diaphana is to handle the film’s distribution in France, while Other Angle Pictures is to handle its international sales.

Agat Films & En Nihilo currently have the following titles in post-production: Isabelle Czajka’s La vie domestique (read more), Brigitte Rouän's A Greek Type of Problem (read more - to be released in France on January 16, 2013 by Ad Vitam), and Julien Abraham’s La cité rose (to be released by UGC on February 27, 2013), as well as two films unveiled at the last Venice Days: Solveig Anspach’s Queen of Montreuil [+see also:
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(in cinemas on March 20 – watch the interview) and Hiam Abbass’ Inheritance [+see also:
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interview: Hiam Abbas
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(due out on December 12 – read more). And then there are also two minority co-productions: Romanian director Tudor Giurgiu’s Of Snails and Men (a hit in its home country) and Marina de Van’s Dark Touch (in post-production - read more).

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(Translated from French)

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