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Antoine Blossier filming Remi, Nobody's Boy

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- Daniel Auteuil, Maleaume Paquin, Virginie Ledoyen, Ludivine Sagnier, Jonathan Zaccaï and Jacques Perrin star in this Jerico production being sold by TF1

Antoine Blossier filming Remi, Nobody's Boy
Actors Daniel Auteuil and Maleaume Paquin

Since 18 April, Antoine Blossier has been shooting Remi, Nobody's Boy [+see also:
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, his third feature film, following the horror-thriller Prey [+see also:
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(2010) and the teen comedy The Grad Job [+see also:
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(2014). The filmmaker is changing register once again with this new effort, as he is trying his hand at a family film with an adaptation of the novel Sans famille by Hector Malot, which was published in 1878 and has already been adapted for the silver screen on numerous occasions (in 1913 by Georges Monca, in 1934 by Marc Allégret, in 1946 by Georgio Ferroni and in 1958 by André Michel) as well as for television (including through an animated series helmed by Japan’s Osamu Dezaki).

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Standing out among the cast are Daniel Auteuil (12 nominations for the César Award for Best Actor and winner in 1987 and 2000, Best Actor Award at Cannes in 1996, most recently filmed Yvan Attal’s Le Brio last winter), young actor Maleaume Paquin, Virginie Ledoyen (popular recently in such films as Farewell My Queen [+see also:
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interview: Benoît Jacquot
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and Lovers [+see also:
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), Ludivine Sagnier (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2004 and 2008 for Swimming Pool [+see also:
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and A Secret [+see also:
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; seen recently in the TV series The Young Pope), Belgium’s Jonathan Zaccaï (Magritte Award for Best Actor in 2011 for Private Lessons [+see also:
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interview: Jacques-Henri Bronckart
interview: Joachim Lafosse
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]
and nominated in 2012 for A Distant Neighbourhood [+see also:
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interview: Sam Garbarski
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, putting on a solid performance last year in Mercy [+see also:
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) and seasoned thesp Jacques Perrin (who has not been glimpsed on the big screen since The Young Lieutenant [+see also:
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).

The story depicts the adventures of young Rémi (Paquin), an orphan taken in by the gentle Mrs Barberin (Sagnier). At ten years old, he is snatched from his adoptive mother and entrusted to Sinior Vitalis (Auteuil), a mysterious wandering musician who takes him under his wing. He will learn all about the tough life of a street performer and how to sing to earn a living. Accompanied by his loyal dogs Capi and Zerbino, and by Joli-Coeur the little monkey, he will embark on a long journey criss-crossing France, meeting new people, making new friends, helping other people and being helped himself, leading him to discover the secret of where he came from.

Produced by Eric Jehelmann and Philippe Rousselet for Jerico, Remi, Nobody's Boy is being co-produced by TF1 Films Production. Having also been pre-purchased by TMC, OCS and Ciné+, the film will be distributed in France from 28 September 2018 by Mars Films on behalf of TF1 Studio, which is in charge of the international sales. The shoot will continue for 12 weeks and will take place in the Occitanie (in the Tarn department), Hauts-de-France and Ile-de-France regions.

For the record, Jerico has produced such movies as The Bélier Family [+see also:
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and Penny Pincher! [+see also:
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, and currently has Promise at Dawn [+see also:
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by Eric Barbier and the comedy Big Bang [+see also:
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by Cécilia Rouaud (starring Vanessa Paradis, Camille Cottin, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Pierre Deladonchamps and Chantal Lauby) in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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