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Sadness Club for Vincent Mariette

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- Laurent Lafitte, Ludivine Sagnier, Vincent Macaigne and Noémie Lvovsky in the cast of the director’s first feature film, handled by Kazak Productions

Sadness Club for Vincent Mariette

Shooting of Vincent Mariette’s first feature film, Sadness Club, begins today in the Rhône-Alpes region. Noticed for his short films Le meilleur ami de l’homme, Double Mixte and Les Lézards, the director has put together a great cast that includes Laurent Lafitte (Little White Lies [+see also:
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, Les beaux jours [+see also:
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), Ludivine Sagnier (Beloved [+see also:
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interview: Christophe Honoré
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]
, Amour & Turbulences [+see also:
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), Vincent Macaigne (La fille du 14 juillet [+see also:
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, La Bataille de Solférino [+see also:
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) and Noémie Lvovsky (nominated for the César 2012 for Best Actress in Camille Rewinds [+see also:
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, currently in theatres in Chez nous, c’est trois! [+see also:
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).

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Written by Vincent Mariette, the screenplay focuses on two brothers: Léon and Bruno. The death of Arthur, the father they hated, was necessary to reunite them and bring them back to Valloires, the town where they grew up and where the cremation will take place. Though once they get there, there is no ceremony, but instead a girl, Chloé, who introduces herself as their half-sister. She ends up confessing that Arthur is not dead but has disappeared and that she made everything up to get them to come help her in her quest to find him.

 Produced by Amaury Ovise for Kazak Productions, Sadness Club benefits from a coproduction with Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, pre-purchases from Canal+ and Ciné+, an advance on receipts from the CNC and the backing of Sofica Cofimage and Edca. Filming will continue until August 31st in the vicinity of Chambéry and Grenoble. French distribution will be handled by Haut et Court and international sales by Bac Films.

Sadness Club is the third feature film managed by Kazak Productions after Jimmy Rivière [+see also:
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interview: Teddy Lussi-Modeste
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by Teddy Lussi-Modeste (which won Guillaume Gouix a nomination for the César 2012 for Best Male Newcomer) and Mercuriales byVirgil Vernier (currently being filmed – read the article). 

(Translated from French)

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