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Principal photography wraps on Régis Roinsard’s The Translators

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- The thriller stars a huge cast comprising Lambert Wilson, Alex Lawther, Eduardo Noriega, Olga Kurylenko, Riccardo Scamarcio, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Sara Giraudeau

Principal photography wraps on Régis Roinsard’s The Translators
Director Régis Roinsard

The end is in sight for the shoot for the second feature by Régis RoinsardThe Translators, which is due to wrap on 27 March. Having turned heads with Populaire [+see also:
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 (1.16 million admissions in France and five nominations for the 2013 César Awards, in the categories of Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costumes and Best Original Music), this time the filmmaker has assembled an all-star European cast that includes France’s Lambert Wilson (thrice nominated for the César Award for Best Actor, including in 2011 for Of Gods and Men [+see also:
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, and set to grace screens in the latter half of the year in Volontaire and Au bout des doigts), British actor Alex Lawther (Departure [+see also:
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The Imitation Game [+see also:
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), Spaniard Eduardo Noriega (nominated for the Goya Award for Best Actor in 2002 and 2005 for Open Your Eyes and The Wolf, popular recently in Perfectos desconocidos [+see also:
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), French actress of Ukrainian heritage Olga Kurylenko (who rose to fame in Quantum of Solace [+see also:
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, and will hit screens in April in Just a Breath Away and in December in The Emperor of Paris), Italy’s Riccardo Scamarcio (giving incredible performances in movies such as My Brother Is an Only Child [+see also:
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Il Grande Sogno [+see also:
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Loose Cannons [+see also:
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 and Pericle the Black [+see also:
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) and Denmark’s Sidse Babett Knudsen (nominated for an Emmy Award in 2012 for the TV series Borgen, nominated for the Bodil Award for Best Actress in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2007, César Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2016 for Courted [+see also:
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 and nominated for the César Award for Best Actress in 2017 for 150 Milligrams [+see also:
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). 

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Also featuring among the cast are Portugal’s Maria Leite (best known for appearing in the soap opera A Única Mulher, among other roles), Greece’s Manolis Mavromatakis (the lead in The Enemy Within [+see also:
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), Germany’s Anna-Maria Sturm (awarded for the series Police 110) and French rising star Sara Giraudeau (César Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2018 for Bloody Milk [+see also:
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, also popular in the series Le Bureau des légendes).

The story, penned by Régis Roinsard and his regular writing partners Daniel Presley and Romain Compingt (nominated for the César Award in 2017 for Divines [+see also:
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), revolves around nine translators hired to translate the eagerly awaited final book of a best-selling trilogy, who are confined to a luxurious bunker. When the first ten pages of the top-secret manuscript appear online, the dream job becomes a nightmare – the thief is one of them, and the publisher (Wilson) is ready to do whatever it takes to unmask him… or her. This suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat whodunit should keep audiences riveted until the very end.

Produced by Alain Attal for Trésor FilmsThe Translators has secured co-productions by France 2 CinémaMars Films (which will oversee the distribution in French theatres), Wild Bunch (which is selling the film internationally) and Belgium’s Artémis Productions. Having been pre-purchased by OCS and Canal+, the feature is also being backed by three Soficas (Cofinova, Indéfilms and Cinécap). The shoot, which kicked off on 22 January, has been taking place entirely in Ile-de-France, with Guillaume Schiffman (Oscar-nominated and winner of the César Award in 2012 for The Artist [+see also:
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; also nominated for the César Award in 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2018) serving as DoP.

As previously reported, Trésor Films has Le Grand Bain [+see also:
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 by Gilles LellouchePupille [+see also:
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 by Jeanne Herry and Le chant du loup by Antonin Baudry (see the article) in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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