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Yvan Attal shoots The Accusation

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- Ben Attal, Suzanne Jouannet, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mathieu Kassovitz, Pierre Arditi and Audrey Dana lead the cast. A Curiosa Films and Films Sous Influence production sold by Gaumont

Yvan Attal shoots The Accusation
Actor Ben Attal and actress Suzanne Jouannet

Since 11 August, Yvan Attal has been filming The Accusation, his 7th feature as director, following among other titles My Wife is an Actress [+see also:
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(nominated for the 2002 César award for Best Feature Debut), ... And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004), Le Brio [+see also:
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(1.1 million tickets sold in France by the end of 2017 and nominated three times at the 2018 César awards, including in the Best Film category, winning the award for Most Promising Actress) and My Stupid Dog [+see also:
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(2019).

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Standing out in the cast are Ben Attal (appearing for the 4th time in a film directed by his father), Suzanne Jouannet (her first time in a feature film), Charlotte Gainsbourg (soon on screens in Benoît Jacquot’s latest film Suzanna Andler) and Mathieu Kassovitz (very well received recently in the series The Bureau and currently in cinemas with Tout simplement noir [+see also:
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).

Also included in the cast are Pierre Arditi (winner of the César award for Best Actor in 1994, seen recently in La Belle époque [+see also:
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), Audrey Dana (nominated for the Best Supporting Actress César award in 2010 for Welcome [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Lioret
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and soon in cinemas in Profession du père), Benjamin Lavernhe (nominated for the Most Promising Actor César award in 2018 for C'est la vie! [+see also:
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and in cinemas on 16 September in My Donkey, My Lover & I [+see also:
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, on 16 December in Comment je suis devenu super-héros and on 23 December in Le Discours), Judith Chemla (nominated for the 2017 Best Actress César award for A Woman's Life [+see also:
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Q&A: Stéphane Brizé
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, in cinemas on 30 September in À cœur battant), Camille Razat (Paris Pigalle [+see also:
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, (Girl)Friend [+see also:
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) and Laëtitia Eïdo (the series Fauda).

Written by the director and adapted from Karine Tuil’s eponymous novel, the script centres on a young man accused of having raped a young woman. Who is he, and who is she? Is he guilty or innocent? Is she a victim, or does she just seek revenge, as the accused argues? Is there only one version of the truth? The Accusation questions our contemporary reality, takes apart the merciless mechanics of the judicial machine and confronts us with our own fears.

Produced by Olivier Delbosc for Curiosa Films and by Yvan Attal for Films Sous Influence, The Accusation is co-produced by France 2 Cinéma and Gaumont (which will be handling the film’s distribution in French cinemas on 24 November 2021 and which is also handling international sales). Filming is taking place in Paris until 7 November.

For the record, Curiosa Films currently has in post-production Xavier Giannoli’s Lost Illusions [+see also:
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, Emmanuel Carrère’s Le quai de Ouistreham (read the article), Jean-Pierre AmérisProfession du père (article), Nicolas Benamou’s Do You Do You Saint-Tropez (released in France on 27 January 2021) and Audrey Dana’s Hommes au bord de la crise de nerfs.

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(Translated from French)

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