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Alice Isaaz leads the cast of Le Prix du passage

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- The first clapperboard is set to slam at the end of April on this movie which is directed by Thierry Binisti, steered by TS Productions and sold by Be For Films

Alice Isaaz leads the cast of Le Prix du passage
Actress Alice Isaaz

29 April will see Thierry Binisti commence filming on his 3rd fiction feature film Le Prix du passage [+see also:
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. Mostly known for A Bottle In The Gaza Sea [+see also:
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(Best Film trophy in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, three Lumières nominations in 2013 and the winner of the Audience Award at the MyFrenchFilmFestival), the director has assembled a cast composed of Alice Isaaz (nominated for the 2015 Acting Revelation Lumières award courtesy of Smart Ass [+see also:
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, well received in Elle [+see also:
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]
, On the Sly [+see also:
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and Play [+see also:
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]
, to name a few, and soon to be seen in The Lodger [+see also:
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), Adam Bessa (seen in Blessed [+see also:
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]
and hitting screens this year in Haute couture) and Belgium’s Catherine Salée (nominated for the Best Supporting Role Magritte in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 via Mobile Home [+see also:
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]
, Blue is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
film profile
]
, Two Days, One Night [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile
]
and Keeper [+see also:
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trailer
making of
interview: Guillaume Senez ­
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
film profile
]
).

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Written by Sophie Gueydon and Pierre Chosson (who was nominated for 2015’s Best Original Screenplay César thanks to Hippocrates [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Lilti
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), the story revolves around 25-year-old Natacha, a young single mother who’s a waitress in a snack bar and who’s struggling to raise her 8-year-old son Enzo. Torn between a yearning for emancipation and the comfort that her mother Irène insists upon offering her, Natacha feels trapped. Meeting Walid, who is waiting until he has raised sufficient funds to pay his passage to England, will open up her eyes to new horizons and help her take steps towards a new life...

Le Prix du passage is produced by Miléna Poylo and Gilles Sacuto on behalf of TS Productions (with Constance Penchenat acting as associate producer) and is co-produced by Belgian group Artémis Productions. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film also enjoys the support of the Hauts-de-France region (via Pictanovo) and the SOFICA companies Palatine Etoile and Indéfilms, as well as backing from La Sélection (Groupe Ouest/Gan Foundation). Shooting is scheduled to unfold between 29 April and 7 May in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Dunkirk, Gravelines and Toulon with Martin Rit at the helm of photography. Distribution in France will be managed by Diaphana whilst international sales will be steered by Be For Films.

For the record, TS Productions’ current film slate includes Les Héroïques [+see also:
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interview: Maxime Roy
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]
by Maxime Roy, which is awaiting its cinema release.

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(Translated from French)

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