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Disparue en hiver: Kad Merad leads the investigation

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- Used to comedies, the actor delves into a drama directed by Christophe Lamotte and handled by Hugo Productions with Belgium and Luxembourg

Disparue en hiver: Kad Merad leads the investigation
Kad Merad

Home stretch until January 23 for the filming of Disparue en hiver by Christophe Lamotte, a Franco-Belgian-Luxembourg co-production starring Kad Merad (César 2007 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Don't worry, I'm fine [+see also:
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 before the huge box-office success of Welcome to the Sticks [+see also:
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; in theatres on February 26 with Supercondriaque). According to our information, the cast also includes Géraldine Pailhas (recently appreciated in Young & Beautiful [+see also:
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), Pierre Perrier (notably noticed in the TV series Les revenants), Lola Créton (Goodbye First Love [+see also:
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Something In The Air [+see also:
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) and Francis Renaud.

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Written by the director (notably noticed with Nord Paradis in 2009) with Pierre Chosson (who co-wrote ao The Dream Life of Angels and Les liens du sang [+see also:
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), the screenplay focuses on Daniel, an ex-cop turned debt collector who, in his late fifties, goes about his “dirty job” without emotion or affect... On a winter day, on a truck parking lot, he is approached by Laura, an 18-year-old girl who asks him to drive her back. He accepts. On the way, she offers him “her services” in exchange for money. Furious, he throws her out of the car. Remorse and the violence of his reaction force him to turn around, but Laura has disappeared...     

Produced by Stéphane Marsil for Parisian company Hugo Productions (which notably handled Sarah's Key [+see also:
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), Disparue en hiver is coproduced by Luxembourg based company Iris Productions and Belgian outfit Iris Films. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and funded ao by Wallimage, the film has been in filming since December 2 and should be distributed in France and sold internationally by Rezo.

 

(Translated from French)

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