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A huge, top drawer cast to feature in Nicolas Bedos’ Mascarade

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- Shooting is set to start in June on this Les Films du Kiosque production, starring Pierre Niney, Isabelle Adjani, François Cluzet, Marine Vacth, Emmanuelle Devos, Charles Berling and Laura Morante

A huge, top drawer cast to feature in Nicolas Bedos’ Mascarade
Actors Pierre Niney, Isabelle Adjani, François Cluzet, Marine Vacth and Emmanuelle Devos

A rising star in the wake of Mr & Mrs Adelman [+see also:
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(nominated for the Best First Film César in 2018), La Belle Époque [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Bedos
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]
(unveiled out of competition in Cannes 2019 and awarded three Césars in 2020, including the trophy for Best Original Screenplay) and From Africa With Love [+see also:
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(to be released on 4 August), Nicolas Bedos is set to kick off filming on his 4th feature film Mascarade on 8 June.

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The filmmaker has assembled a high-profile cast for his latest work, including Pierre Niney (soon to hit cinemas in From Africa With Love, Goliath, Lovers [+see also:
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interview: Nicole Garcia
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]
and Black Box [+see also:
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), the legendary Isabelle Adjani (who just finished filming Peter van Kant by François Ozon) and François Cluzet (who recently appeared in the Netflix movie Rose Island [+see also:
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and is hitting screens in 2022 by way of La Brigade).

Also in on the action are Marine Vacth (recently well-received in DNA [+see also:
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]
and set to hit cinemas in Too Close to the Sun and Entre la vie et la mort), Emmanuelle Devos (soon touring cinemas in Tromperie, On est fait pour s’entendre and Je voudrais parler), Charles Berling (recently seen in Who You Think I Am [+see also:
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interview: Juliette Binoche
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]
and White As Snow [+see also:
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) and Italy’s Laura Morante (well-received in Venice 2020 by way of The Ties [+see also:
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interview: Daniele Luchetti
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]
).

Penned by the director and kept under wraps for the time being, the story is part romantic comedy, part con artist movie, according to the filmmaker, in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief and French film Heartbreaker [+see also:
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.

Mascarade is produced by François Kraus and Denis Pineau-Valencienne on behalf of Les Films du Kiosque, and is co-produced by TF1 Films Productions, Pathé (who are also helming distribution in French cinemas) and Orange Studio. Pre-purchased by TF1, Canal+ and TMC, the feature film is also supported by the Southern region of France. Shooting will unfold between 8 June and 31 August, mainly in Nice and the Ile-de- France region, with Laurent Tangy (nominated for the 2019 César in his speciality for Sink or Swim [+see also:
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) heading up cinematography.

For the record, Les Films du Kiosque’s current post-production slate includes Peaceful [+see also:
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]
by Emmanuelle Bercot (starring Catherine Deneuve in the lead), Les Femmes du square by Julien Rambaldi, Un hiver en été by Laetitia Masson and Kung Fu Zohra by Mabrouk El Mechri (read our article).

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(Translated from French)

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