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Mathieu Kassovitz in Vie sauvage by Cédric Kahn

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- The actor-director will star in the filmmaker's next movie, a Films du Lendemain production distributed by Le Pacte

Mathieu Kassovitz in Vie sauvage by Cédric Kahn

On July 15th, Cédric Kahn will begin shooting his 9th feature film, Vie sauvage, with a cast that will include, according to our information, Mathieu Kassovitz (photo - AmélieMunichLa vie d’une autre [+see also:
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The Lookout [+see also:
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). The cast of the new film by the director of Roberto Succo (in competition in Cannes in 2001), Feux rouges (in competition in Berlin in 2004) and A Better Life (2011) also features Céline Sallette (nominated for the 2012 César for Best Female Newcomer in House of Tolerance [+see also:
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, and recently noticed in Cannes with A Castle in Italy [+see also:
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), David Gastou, Sofiane Neveu, Jules Rittmanic, Romain Depret and Jenna Thiam

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Co-signed by Cédric Kahn and Nathalie Najem, the screenplay focuses on Philippe Fournier, nicknamed Paco, who lives with his 6 and 7 year-old sons, whom he took away from their mother who had gained custody of them after their separation. Children, then teenagers, Okyesa and Tsali Fournier live hidden with their father, under fake identities, hunted by the police, but living a free, nomadic life. They experience clandestinity, danger, fear, but also total communion with nature and their animals. They show full solidarity for people they meet on the road and feed off the happiness of living “outside the system”. On the run for 11 years throughout the South of France, their journey forges their identities until justice catches up with them...

Produced by Kristina Larsen for Les Films du Lendemain (which had already produced Regrets [+see also:
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 and A Better Life [+see also:
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), Vie sauvage benefits from coproductions from France 2 Cinéma and the Belgian company Les Films du Fleuve (managed by the Dardenne brothers). Also backed by an advance on receipts from the CNC, the Programme Media, Procirep, LBPI, SoficinéTV, Soficinéma and Manon Développement, the movie will be shot until January 2014 (notably in the Languedoc-Roussillon region). French distribution and international sales will be handled by Le Pacte.

The latest productions of Les Films du Lendemain include Farewell My Queen [+see also:
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 by Benoît Jacquot (in competition in Berlin in 2012) and House of Tolerance by Bertrand Bonello (in competition in Cannes in 2011). The Parisian company also recently coproduced The Last Days by Alex and David Pastor of Spain.

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(Translated from French)

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