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Tijuana Bible by Jean-Charles Hue is in post-production

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- Paul Anderson and Adriana Paz star in the new film by the director of Eat Your Bones. A Les Films d’Avalon production sold by Orange Studio

Tijuana Bible by Jean-Charles Hue is in post-production
Adriana Paz and Paul Anderson in Tijuana Bible

A long-awaited return by Jean-Charles Hue, the filmmaker who initially came onto the scene with The Lord's Ride [+see also:
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(at Rotterdam in 2011) and stunned the Croisette with Eat Your Bones [+see also:
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(Directors' Fortnight 2014 attraction and Jean Vigo Prize the same year) before filming his3rd feature film, Tijuana Bible, from 2 August to 11 September.

The film stars the distinguished Englishman Paul Anderson (an excellent performance as Arthur Shelby in the TV series Peaky Blinders, but also seen in The Revenant, Brimstone [+see also:
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and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), the Mexican actress Adriana Paz (nominated for a Goya award in 2018 for Best Actress for The Motive [+see also:
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, an Ariel award for Best Actress in 2014 and Best Supporting Actress in 2017, and also appreciated in Las horas muertas [+see also:
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, among others) and her compatriot Noé Hernandez (nominated for an Ariel award for Best Actor in Miss Bala, winner of an Ariel for Best Supporting Actor in both 2015 and 2016, and also recently appearing in Knife + Heart [+see also:
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).

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Written by Jean-Charles Hue and Axel Guyot, the screenplay focuses on Nick (Paul Anderson), a wounded American veteran who served in Iraq, who lives in Zona Norte, Tijuana's hot spot. There he meets Ana (Adriana Paz), a young Mexican girl looking for her missing brother, Ricardo. Seduced by the young woman's naive charm, he agrees to help her in her quest, but soon discovers that Ricardo was embroiled in a conflict with the neighbourhood's all-powerful narcos.

Produced by Philippe Braunstein and Axel Guyot for Les Films d'Avalon (which also produced The Lord’s Ride) Tijuana Bible was co-produced by Ad Vitam (which will handle French distribution), Orange Studio (driving international sales), Chaos Corp and the Mexicans outfit La Torre y el Mar. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the film benefited from Jonathan Ricquebourg’s talent (2017 Lumières Award for Last Days of Louis XIV [+see also:
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and very much to his advantage this year with Shéhérazade [+see also:
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) as the director of photography.

(Translated from French)

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