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PRODUCTIONS France

A film for Djian and Bondy

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According to the weekly paper "Le Film Français", the film directed by the famous Swiss theatre director Luc Bondy and written by the French novelist Philippe Djian will soon be out on the big screen. Ne fais pas ça is co-produced by France (Les Films du lendemain), and Germany (Net Entertainment), and it should be ready in December, with a cinema release planned for 2004, though this is still being negotiated. The cast stars Nicole Garcia, Natacha Régnier, with participation by the director Barbet Schroeder.

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After The Ortlieb Woman in 1979 and The Distant Land starring Michel Piccoli and Bulle Ogier in 1987, Luc Bondy’s third feature length film is from an original screenplay written by Philippe Djian whose novels have been adapted for cinema by directors like Yves Boisset (Bleu comme l'enfer) and Jean Jacques Beneix (37°2 le matin). The film was first called "Ton humeur de chien", then it was changed to "Jalousies", before ending up with Ne fais pas ça. It’s the story of Nicole, a young woman who is fleeing from a violent husband, who finds refuge with her parents. It’s a new generation marital drama which brings the stormy relationship of the older couple to the forefront.
Apart from the two main producers of the film, there is also collaboration on the production from Film par Film, Films du Losange, Arte France Cinéma and Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, the region where the filming is taking place. In addition there’s funding worth €600,000 from the French-German commission set up to help co-productions.

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(Translated from French)

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