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Benoît Poelvoorde to star in Quentin Dupieux’s Au poste

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- Grégoire Ludig, Anais Demoustier and Orelsan are also among the cast of this movie being staged by Atelier de Production, due to start shooting in September

Benoît Poelvoorde to star in Quentin Dupieux’s Au poste
Actor Benoît Poelvoorde

Principal photography will begin on 5 September for Au poste [+see also:
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, the sixth feature by the highly original Quentin Dupieux, following Steak [+see also:
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(2006), Rubber [+see also:
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 (the star attraction of the Cannes Critics’ Week in 2010), Wrong [+see also:
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 (in competition at Sundance in 2012), Wrong Cops [+see also:
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 (screened in the Piazza Grande at Locarno in 2013) and Reality [+see also:
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 (unveiled at Venice in 2014, in the Orizzonti selection).

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For his new opus, the filmmaker will rally a cast comprising Belgian actor Benoît Poelvoorde (Magritte Award for Best Actor in 2014 for A Place on Earth [+see also:
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, and nominated in 2012 for Romantics Anonymous [+see also:
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, in 2013 for Le grand soir [+see also:
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 and in 2015 for Scouting for Zebras [+see also:
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; nominated for the Lumière Award for Best Actor in 2015 for 3 Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Benoît Jacquot
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; also nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2005 and 2006; popular recently in Saint Amour [+see also:
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), Grégoire Ludig (La Folle histoire de Max et Léon [+see also:
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), Anaïs Demoustier (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2009 and 2011; putting on strong performances in such films as The New Girlfriend [+see also:
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interview: François Ozon
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All About Them [+see also:
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 and Bird People [+see also:
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interview: Pascale Ferran
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) and rapper Orelsan (Comment c'est loin [+see also:
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).

The storyline, written by Dupieux himself, is still being kept under wraps by the producers, but as the title suggests, the plot will unfold in a police station and will apparently revolve around a murder case that needs to be solved and a man who has been wrongfully accused.

Produced by Thomas Verhaeghe and Mathieu Verhaeghe for Atelier de ProductionAu poste has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and OCS, and is receiving support from the CNC’s advance on receipts as well as backing from the Ile-de-France region (where the five-week shoot will take place from 4 September-6 October). The French distribution will be handled by Diaphana, while WTFilms will take care of international sales.

(Translated from French)

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