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BERLINALE 2013 Market / France

The next Dany Boon and Paolo Sorrentino for Pathé International

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- Launch of sales of Superchondriac and La Grande Belleza in Berlin. Also making their appearance in the line-up, Zulu and Attila Marcel

The next Dany Boon and Paolo Sorrentino for Pathé International

A 5-star line-up for Pathé International which will arrive very well-prepared for the European Film Market at the 63rd Berlinale (from February 7th to 17th, 2013). In particular, four new titles in post-production will be presented on promo-reels : La Grande Belleza (The Great Beauty) by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (news), Zulu by Jérôme Salle (with Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker – article), Attila Marcel by Sylvain Chomet (article) and The Mark of the Angels – Miserere by Sylvain White (news).

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The film market at the Berlinale will also see the launch of pre-sales for Superchondriac by Dany Boon (photo) whose shooting starts today. In the cast, in which the filmmaker meets up again with Kad Merad, his partner in Welcome to the Sticks [+see also:
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, we also find Claudia Tagbo. Written by Boon, the screenplay focuses on Romain (Dany Boon) who, aged almost 40, has neither wife nor child, and whose job as a photographer for an on-line medical dictionary does nothing to alleviate the hypochondria that rules his life, with its train of fears, neuroses and phobias about germs and sicknesses. His only friend, general practitioner Dimitri Zvenka (Kad Merad), bitterly regrets having become fond of this intrusive patient. To get rid of him, he comes up with a remedy: that of helping Romain to find the woman of his dreams. He invites him to parties, registers him on dating websites, coaches him in the art of seduction... But finding the rare bird who could put up with Romain proves to be even more complicated than expected…. Produced by Pathé and Les Productions du Ch’timi, Superchondriac will be co-produced by TF1 Films Production and Belgian producers Artémis. It will be released in cinemas in early 2014.

In Berlin, Muriel Sauzay's team will also continue with the pre-sales of several films in production or post-production: Philomena by Stephen Frears (news), Beauty and the Beast by Christophe Gans (news), the British co-production Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom by Justin Chadwick and the Canadian-Spanish thriller An Enemy by Denis Villeneuve (with Jake Gillenhaal).

Also on the programme, market premieres for Jappeloup by Christian Duguay (news) and The Scapegoat by Nicolas Bary (news), as well as screenings of Cycling with Moliere by Philippe Le Guay (article), It Happened in Saint-Tropez by Danièle Thompson (news) and Mauvaise fille by Patrick Mille.

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(Translated from French)

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