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Diastème’s Le Monde d’hier enters the final stage of filming

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- Léa Drucker, Alban Lenoir, Denis Podalydès, Benjamin Biolay and Jeanne Rosa all star in the cast of this Fin Août production, sold by Pyramide

Diastème’s Le Monde d’hier enters the final stage of filming
Actress Léa Drucker and actor Alban Lenoir

Having kicked off on 27 January, shooting on Le Monde d’hier, Diastème’s 4th feature film after Sunny Spells [+see also:
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(2008), French Blood [+see also:
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(screened in Toronto’s Platform competition in 2015) and The Summer of All My Parents [+see also:
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(2016), is scheduled to wrap on 27 February.

Gracing the cast of this political thriller are Léa Drucker (2019’s Best Actress César for Custody [+see also:
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, recently well-received in Two of Us [+see also:
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interview: Filippo Meneghetti
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and soon to hit screens in Incroyable mais vrai), Alban Lenoir (nominated for the 2016 Acting Revelation Lumières award for Un Français, and at his best of late in Netflix film Lost Bullet [+see also:
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), Denis Podalydès (recently nominated for 2019’s Best Supporting Role César thanks to Sorry Angel [+see also:
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Q&A: Christophe Honoré
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, well-received in last year’s Delete History [+see also:
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and hitting screens this year courtesy of French Tech [+see also:
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, Les amours d’Anaïs, Oranges sanguines, Tromperie and Julia), Benjamin Biolay (seen of late in Appearances [+see also:
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; hitting screens again this year in France and Comme une actrice) and, last but not least, Jeanne Rosa.

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Written by Diastème in collaboration with famous investigative journalists and political experts Fabrice Lhomme and Gérard Davet, the story homes in on Isabelle de Raincy who beat her far-right rival to be elected President of the Republic five years earlier. At the end of her first term, just three days before the first round of elections, she learns from her Secretary General Franz L’Herbier that the far-right candidate is leading the polls. They have three days to manoeuvre within the corridors of power in a bid to change the course of history…

Le monde d’hier is produced by Marielle Duigou and Philippe Lioret on behalf of Fin Août Productions and has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+. The movie also enjoys the support of the Brittany region (where a large part of the film was shot) and of the SOFICA company Cinécap, and is set to be distributed in France and sold worldwide by Pyramide.

For the record, spring will see Fin Août Productions recommence filming on Philippe Lioret’s 16 ans, a work which notably enjoys the backing of Orange Studio and on which shooting was swiftly suspended back in the autumn on account of the health crisis.

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(Translated from French)

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