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Dominik Moll shooting Seules les bêtes

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- The cast of this Haut et Court production, to be sold by The Match Factory, includes Laure Calamy, Denis Ménochet, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Damien Bonnard and Bastien Bouillon

Dominik Moll shooting Seules les bêtes
Actors Laure Calamy, Denis Ménochet and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

The first clapperboard will slam on Thursday 10 January for Seules les bêtes (lit. “Only Beasts”), the sixth feature film by Dominik Moll, who was popular in competition at Cannes in 2000 and 2005 with With a Friend Like Harry (four César Awards in 2001, including Best Director and Best Actor) and Lemming [+see also:
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, and out of competition at Berlin in 2016 with News from Planet Mars [+see also:
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For the cast of his new opus, the filmmaker is calling on the services of Laure Calamy (nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2018 for Ava [+see also:
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, turning heads recently in Mademoiselle de Joncquières [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Mouret
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The Trouble-Shooter
 [+see also:
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and Our Struggles [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Senez
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, and set to grace screens in 2019 in Sibyl, among others), Denis Ménochet (who shot to stardom in Inglourious Basterds [+see also:
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, was nominated for the Lumières Award for Best Actor in 2019 for Custody [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Legrand
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 and is soon to appear in the Berlinale title By the Grace of God [+see also:
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), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (David di Donatello Award for Best Actress in 2017 for Like Crazy [+see also:
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 – her fourth win, following others in 1996, 1998 and 2014 – and nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1997 and 2017; set to hit the cinema listings in France from 30 January in The Summer House [+see also:
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interview: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
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), Damien Bonnard (Lumières Award for Best New Actor and nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2017 for Staying Vertical [+see also:
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interview: Alain Guiraudie
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; also giving strong performances in movies such as The Trouble With You [+see also:
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; due to grace screens from March onwards in Pure as Snow), Bastien Bouillon (nominated for the Lumières Award for Best New Actor in 2013 for High Society [+see also:
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, also popular in titles such as The Apple of My Eye [+see also:
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, and set to appear in the 2019 films Le Mystère Henry Pick and Jumbo), Nadia TereszkiewiczGuy Roger N’Drin and Marie Amie

The story, penned by the director with his regular writing partner Gilles Marchand (nominated for the César Award for Best Screenplay in 2001 for Human Resources and With a Friend Like Harry), based on the novel of the same name by Colin Niel, begins with the disappearance of a woman. The day after a snowstorm, her car is discovered on a road leading up to a plateau where a handful of remote farms eke out a living. While the police have nothing to go on, five people are known to be linked to the disappearance. Each one harbours his or her own secret, but no one could have suspected that this whole affair began far away from this windswept wintry mountain, on an entirely different continent, where the searing sun burns bright and where poverty does not stop desire from laying down the law.

Produced by Carole ScottaCaroline BenjoBarbara Letellier and Simon Arnal for Haut et CourtSeules les bêtes is being co-produced by France 3 Cinéma and German outfit Razor Film Produktion. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature has also secured backing from Eurimages. The eight-week shoot will take place in France (in Sète and Florac) until 20 February, before continuing in Abidjan, where the final clapperboard will slam on 22 March. The French distribution will be handled by Haut et Court and the international sales by The Match Factory.

Haut et Court recently produced The Night Eats the World [+see also:
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 by Dominique Rocher (unveiled at Rotterdam and also a participant in the competition at Tribeca) and currently has Un monde plus grand by Fabienne Berthaud (see the article) in post-production.

(Translated from French)

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