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Céline Sallette in Orient-Extrême

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- The actress is currently working with Laurent Capelluto on the new film by Jacques Deschamps, managed by Les Productions Balthazar

Céline Sallette in Orient-Extrême

According to our information, since June 5th, the coast of the Landes and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques have provided the backcloth for the shooting of the 4th cinematographic fiction feature by Jacques DeschampsOrient-Extrême. Winner of the Best First Film Award in Venice in 1996 with Méfie-toi de l’eau qui dort, the director is also an excellent documentary filmmaker, as shown by his last opus, Romanès, released on April 10th.

The cast of Orient-Extrême, which has been presented as a kind of fantastic tale, features rising star Céline Sallette (photo – nominated for the 2012 César for Best Female Newcomer in House of Tolerance [+see also:
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, also noticed in Ici-bas [+see also:
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That Summer [+see also:
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 and A Castle in Italy [+see also:
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amongst others) and Laurent Capelluto (nominated for the 2009 César for Best Male Newcomer in A Christmas Tale [+see also:
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, and particularly appreciated in Opération Libertad [+see also:
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).

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Written by the director, the screenplay begins with a couple at the end of their tether, who are tearing each other apart on a small boat on the open sea. While Aline is absent, Georges takes in a Japanese woman, the victim of a violent man, as well as her family. He sees his home, the maritime landscape and his surroundings gradually transform themselves: everything around him becomes Japanese. He decides to confront the violent man. When Aline returns, Georges has disappeared, but she finds a Japanese man who has been rejected by the sea; she brings him back to life and takes him into her home. The Japanese man ends up taking Georges’s place...

Produced by Jérôme Dopffer for Les Productions BalthazarOrient-Extrême is coproduced by the Belgian company Frakas Productions and Ex Nihilo. Backed by an advance on receipts from the CNC, the feature film also benefits from funding from the Aquitaine region and the support of Etoile Images. 30 days of filming are scheduled. Distribution in French theatres will be handled by Epicentre Films, while international sales are still being negotiated.

Les Productions Balthazar, which also have Water Lilies [+see also:
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 by Céline Sciamma, La permission de minuit [+see also:
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 by Delphine Gleize and The Queen of Hearts [+see also:
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 by Valérie Donzelli in their filmography, also coproduced Dream and Silence [+see also:
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interview: Jaime Rosales
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]
 by Spanish director Jaime Rosales (Directors’ Fortnight 2012) and Hors les murs [+see also:
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making of
interview: David Lambert
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]
 by Belgian director David Lambert (Critics’ Week in Cannes, 2012).

(Translated from French)

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