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Jerico goes straight ahead with La famille Bélier

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- After Prêt à tout and A toute épreuve, Jerico finishes the filming of his 3rd production directed by Eric Lartigau

Jerico goes straight ahead with La famille Bélier
Eric Lartigau

Eric Jehelmann cut his teeth for Fidélité (working amongst others on Anthony Zimmer and Anything for Her [+see also:
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). Philippe Rousselet is a well-known producer on the international (Lord of War, Source Code [+see also:
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) and French scenes (The Women on the 6th Floor [+see also:
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, Haute Cuisine [+see also:
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) through Les Films by la Suane, Vendôme Production and Vendome Pictures. The two men are now working together for Parisian company Jerico that successfully began its activity with two features in post-production (Prêt à tout and A toute épreuve) and a third whose filming is shortly ending: the Franco-Belgian coproduction La famille Bélier.

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La famille Bélier is the 5th feature by eclectic director Eric Lartigau after Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose ? [+see also:
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(929,000 spectators in France in 2003), Un ticket pour l'espace (412,000 admissions in 2006), Rent A Wife [+see also:
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(3.7 million spectators in 2006 - three nominations for the César 2007 for the actors) and The Big Picture [+see also:
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(1.17 million admissions - two nominations for the César 2011, notably for Best Adaptation).

The cast of this new opus whose nine weeks of filming began on September 10 features Karin Viard (nominated for the César 2012 for Best Actress for Polisse [+see also:
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andsoon in Lulu femme nue, L'amour est un crime parfait, On a failli être amies and Week-ends), Belgian actor François Damiens (César 2011 for Best Actor for Heartbreaker [+see also:
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, appreciated in Delicacy [+see also:
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and Tip Top [+see also:
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, soon in theatres with Suzanne [+see also:
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and Playing Dead [+see also:
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), Éric Elmosnino (César 2011 for Best Actor in Je t'aime, moi non plus [+see also:
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, in theatres tomorrow with Le coeur des hommes 3 [+see also:
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and in January with A coup sûr) and young actress Louane Emera who starts her career in cinema after being revealed in the TV music show The Voice.

Written by Victoria Bedos and Stanislas Carré de Malberg, the screenplay of this social comedy focuses on the Bélier family, in which every member is deaf except for Paula, 16 years old. She is an essential interpreter for her parents on a daily basis, especially for the running of the family farm. One day, motivated by her music professor who discovers she has a gift for singing, she decides to prepare for the Radio France competition. A life choice that would mean leaving her family and inevitably moving on to adult life...

Coproduced by France 2 Cinéma, Quarante 12 Films and Belgian company Nexus Factory, La famille Bélier will be distributed in France by Mars.

In post-production, Jerico bets on Prêt à tout by Nicolas Cuche (with Aïssa Maïga and Max Boublil in the cast of this romantic comedy produced by M6 Films, Chaocorp and StudioCanal, which will also handled the French release on January 8) and A toute épreuve by Antoine Blossier (the story of the attempted theft of Baccalaureat subjects – a coproduction France 2 Cinéma, Nexus and Gaumont, which will handle distribution). Next summer, the generational film West Coast by Benjamin Weill should be filmed.

(Translated from French)

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