Filming commences on Frédéric Farrucci’s La nuit venue
by Fabien Lemercier
- Camellia Jordana and Guang Ho star in the director's first feature. A Koro Films production to be sold by WTFilms
Filming kicked off on Frédéric Farrucci's first feature, La nuit venue on 30 November. The director – who already has four short films to his name (including L’Offre et la demande and Suis-je le gardien de mon frère?) – has cast Camélia Jordana (winner of a César Award in 2018 for Most Promising Performance for Le Brio and nominated for a Lumières Award for Best Actress for the same film, also recently seen in Some Like It Veiled and Team Spirit and in cinemas on 3 April in Curiosa) and Guang Ho.
Written by Frédéric Farrucci, Benjamin Charbit (The Trouble With You, (Girl)Friend) and Nicolas Journet (Vandal, Versus), the film takes place in Paris, in 2018. Jin, a young undocumented immigrant, is a chauffeur of luxury vehicles for the Chinese mafia. His trips are punctuated by sophisticated electro, a vestige of his past as a DJ in Beijing. One night, Naomi, a stripper and bewitching call girl, gets in the back of his vehicle. Intrigued by Jin's muteness and general aura, and enjoying his music, she decides to make regular use of his chauffeur services. Over the course of their night trips however, their romance pushes Jin to break the workplace rules...
Produced by Diane Jassem and Céline Chapdaniel for Koro Films, La nuit venue has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+. Also supported by the PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), Ile-de-France and Corsica regions, the CNC Diversity Image Fund and Angoa, the shoot will last a total of 37 days in Paris, Aubervilliers, Marseille and Luxembourg, with filming due to wrap on 25 January. On the project as the director of photography is Antoine Parouty, whilethe film’s music is being composed by Rone. French distribution will be handled by Jour2Fête and international sales by WTFilms.
For the record, Koro Films’s 100 kilos d’étoiles by Marie-Sophie Chambon (read the article) is currently in post-production.
(Translated from French)
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