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Oh Boy! and The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu

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- Enthusiasm for these films by Jan Ole Gerster and Antonin Peretjatko. Italy also on the bill with Diaz - Don’t Clean Up This Blood and Steel

Oh Boy! and The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu

Even if a tidal wave of 16 titles is rolling into French theatres today, the lack of hyper-massive releases is giving several European movies the opportunity to stand out. Amongst them, critics are enthusiastic about Oh Boy [+see also:
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interview: Jan Ole Gerster
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by Jan Ole Gerster (news). The winner of six Lolas (the German cinema's annual prizes) last year, including the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor, the feature film, which also won the Special Prize of the Jury and the Prize of the Public at the Premiers Plans Festival in Angers, is being launched by Diaphana on 65 screens.

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Excellent reviews also for the very creative and burlesque The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu [+see also:
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by French director Antonin Peretjatko, appreciated at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes (read the review and interview of the director) and distributed by Shellac in 48 theatres.

Italy also joins the fray with the committed film Diaz - Don’t Clean Up This Blood [+see also:
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interview: Daniele Vicari
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de Daniele Vicari, which recalls the dramatic events of the G8 in Genoa in 2001 (discovered in the Panorama of the Berlinale 2012 - Le Pacte on 36 screens), and Steel [+see also:
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interview: Stefano Mordini
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by Stefano Mordini, revealed in the Venice Days 2012 (read the review - Bellissima Films on 10 screens).

French production is also betting on fantasy detective movies with Back in Crime [+see also:
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by Germinal Alvarez (article - Haut et Court on 57 screens) and the satanic rockers of Pop Redemption [+see also:
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by Marin Le Gall (article - Gaumont in 240 cinemas).

Also on the bill, the moving Chronique d’une cour de récré [+see also:
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by Brahim Fritah (a Futurikon production – distributed by Jour2Fête in 23 cinemas), Rue des cités [+see also:
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by duo Carine May - Hakim Zouhani (Zelig Films Distribution on 16 screens), Millefeuille [+see also:
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by Nouri Bouzid (Paradis Films in 26 cinemas), Demi-soeur [+see also:
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by Josiane Balasko (StudioCanal in 349 cinemas), A bas bruit by Judith Abitbol (Les Films du Paradoxe in five cinemas) and the documentary Ainsi squattent-ils by Marie Jaffre (Les Films de l’Atalante on five screens).

In the box-office, The Past [+see also:
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by Asghar Farhadi (review)which brought the Best Actress Award to Bérénice Bejo in Cannes, pursues its great career, chalking up a 1% rise in admissions in its third week for a total of 608,000 spectators in 17 days (Memento Films Distribution on 380 screens). As for Only God Forgives [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Winding Refn
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by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, it has been seen by 337,000 spectators in 12 days (Le Pacte on 372 screens).

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(Translated from French)

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