Les Films du Cap follow up with Libre, seul et assoupi
by Fabien Lemercier
- Filming will begin on May 13th for Benjamin Guedj’s first feature film, with Baptiste Lecaplain, Charlotte Le Bon, Félix Moati and Denis Podalydès in the cast
Currently tweaking post-production of Turning Tide by Christophe Offenstein (article - starring François Cluzet – to be released in France on November 6th, 2013), Les Films du Cap will launch the filming of Libre, seul et assoupi on May 13th. The cast of this first feature film by Benjamin Guedj includes the young rising stars Baptiste Lecaplain (Nous York [+see also:
film profile]), Charlotte Le Bon (Asterix And Obelix: God Save Britannia [+see also:
film profile] and soon to be seen in L’écume des jours [+see also:
interview: Michel Gondry
film profile]), and Félix Moati (nominated for the César 2013 for Best Male Newcomer in Télé Gaucho [+see also:
film profile] - photo), backed by experienced actor Denis Podalydès (nominated for the César 2012 for Best Actor in The Conquest [+see also:
film profile], and recently appreciated in Granny's Funeral [+see also:
film profile] and The Dandelions [+see also:
Adapted by the director from Romain Monnery’s novel with the same title, the screenplay focuses on Sébastien, who only has one ambition in life: doing nothing. His couch is his horizon. He does not want to live his life, but rather watch it go by. But in our society, if you don't do anything, you are nothing, so he will have to do... a little.
Produced by Jean Cottin and Laurent Taïeb for Les Films du Cap, Libre, seul et assoupi benefits from coproductions by Gaumont (who will handle French distribution and international sales) and M6 Films, as well as pre-purchases by Canal+ and Ciné+. Filming will continue until July 6th.
Founded in October 2009, Les Films du Cap should follow up at the end of 2013 with Le portail by Régis Wargnier with Raphaël Personnaz, Phœung Kompheak and Olivier Gourmet, for a face-to-face confrontation in Cambodia between victim and tormentor, from detention camp to court, via an embassy besieged by the "Khmers rouges". It is also worth mentioning that the company's other projects include La Parisienne by Anne Depetrini (with a screenplay co-signed by Rebecca Zlotowski).
(Translated from French)
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