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François Cluzet returns to the big screen with 11.6

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- The actor gives his latest performance in Philippe Godeau’s film, which tells the story of the appropriation, in 2009, of €11.6 million by a security van driver

François Cluzet returns to the big screen with 11.6

Ever since Tell No One [+see also:
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, which earned him a César in 2007 for best actor, François Cluzet has been on a career high, happily going from one genre to the next (Untouchable [+see also:
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, Little White Lies [+see also:
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, Le dernier pour la route
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A l’origine [+see also:
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Les liens du sang [+see also:
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). This November, he will be seen in the role of a solitary sailor from the Vendée Globe (En solitaire - article), as well as in a romantic comedy with Sophie Marceau (Une rencontre, filming for which started a short while ago). It is in the role of a security van driver called Toni Musulin that he is returning to the big screen today, with French Belgian coproduction 11.6 [+see also:
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 (article) by Philippe Godeau, distributed by Wild Bunch Distribution in 392 movie theatres.

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In 2009, Toni Musulin, who is currently serving five years in jail, non-violently put his hands on €11.6 million (of which €2.5 million was never found). “I didn’t want to meet him in jail, it seemed more interesting to me to let my imagination go, take away his voice, make him into someone taciturn, which enriches his enigmatic profile,” François Cluzet explained for whom this robbery “is the response of a humiliated man. He was mistreated on the job, risking his life every day for €1,700 a month and they treat him like a dog. He sincerely believed his bosses could pay dearly for their mistakes. In this world, the realization of someone is often tied to his salary. There is a sense of values that has disappeared and we cannot get back.”  

Other films to hit movie theatres this Wednesday are Australian French coproduction Perfect Mothers [+see also:
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 by Anne Fontaine (with Naomi Watts and Robin Wright - Gaumont in 246 cinemas) and Amour et turbulences [+see also:
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 by Alexandre Castagnetti (article - UPI in 376 theatres).

Non national European productions are being well represented with Kinshasa Kids [+see also:
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 by Belgian Marc-Henri Wajnberg (presented during Venice Days – out with Diaphana in 9 cinemas), Berberian Sound Studio [+see also:
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 by British Peter Strickland (Wild Side - Le Pacte in six copies), Ill Manors [+see also:
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 by British Ben Drew (news - DistriB Films in 18 copie), Men on the bridge [+see also:
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interview: Asli Özge
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by Turkish Asli Ozge (interview – out in one cinema in Paris) and La venta del paraíso [+see also:
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 by Spanish Emilio Ruiz Barrachina (review - Floris Films in two movie theatres). Another film to be noted is Canadian French coproduction Inch'Allah [+see also:
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 by Anaïs Barbeau - Lavalette (review - Happiness Distribution in 52 cinemas).

Among documentaries of note are La maison de la radio by Nicolas Philibert (discovered at the Berlinale - Les Films du Losange in 75 cinemas), Free Angela & All Political Prisoners by Shola Lynch (France/USA - Jour2Fête in 23 cinemas), Jaurès by Vincent Dieutre (review) and Une jeunesse by François Caillat.

(Translated from French)

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