Nadège Trebal shooting Douze Mille
by Fabien Lemercier
- Arieh Worthalter toplines the feature-length fiction debut by the director, staged by Maïa Productions and Mezzanine Films, and sold by Shellac
The first clapperboard will slam today in the South of France for Douze Mille (lit. “Twelve Thousand”), the feature-length fiction debut by Nadège Trebal, following the documentaries Bleu pétrole (2012) and Scrap Yard [+see also:
film profile] (selected in the Berlinale Forum in 2014). The cast includes Belgium’s Arieh Worthalter (extremely popular in the recent titles Girl [+see also:
interview: Lukas Dhont
film profile] and Razzia [+see also:
interview: Nabil Ayouch
film profile], and set to grace screens soon in Mother's Instinct, PEARL and Sympathy for the Devil), Liv Henneguier (who rose to fame in Raging Rose [+see also:
film profile]), the director herself, Juliette Augier, Françoise Lebrun (The Sower [+see also:
interview: Marine Francen
film profile]), Théo Cholbi (Marguerite [+see also:
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile]), Taha Lemaïzi and Josiane Vermare.
The story, written by Nadège Trebal, revolves around Frank, who is fired from a car scrapyard where he has been working illegally. The region where he lives is the slum belt, where there’s no work to be found. While he’s very fond of his life with Maroussia, Frank has to leave and look for work elsewhere, far from home. €12,000 is the sum that they both settle on, the amount that he will have to earn before he comes back. But when Frank returns, will he come back faithful? At least faithful to himself? Or will he just come back…
Produced by Gilles Sandoz for Maïa Productions and by Mathieu Bompoint for Mezzanine Films, Douze Mille has secured an advance on receipts from the CNC and backing from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. The six-week shoot will wrap on 7 July, and will take place in Istres, Fos-sur-Mer, Miramas and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône. The French distribution and international sales will be managed by Shellac.
(Translated from French)
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