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Delphine Lehericey begins her Last Dance with François Berléand

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- The Swiss filmmaker based in Brussels just started shooting her new feature, produced by Box Productions and coproduced by Need Productions

Delphine Lehericey begins her Last Dance with François Berléand
Director Delphine Lehericey (© Gjorgji Kinkarov) and actor François Berléand (© Georges Biard)

While her last film Beyond the Horizon [+see also:
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, winner of the Best Film and Best Screenplay prizes at the 2020 Swiss Film Awards, should be released on 29 September in France and on 3 November in Belgium, Brussels-based Swiss filmmaker Delphine Lehericey just started shooting her 4th feature, Last Dance, which will wrap on 25 August. After working with Joanne Giger’s screen adaptation of the successful Roland Buti novel for her previous project, she is now returning to an original script. 

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Amongst the cast of this comedy-drama is French actor François Berléand (recently appreciated in the popular comedies La Bonne Épouse [+see also:
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, Lucky [+see also:
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, and La Ch'tite famille [+see also:
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) who plays Germain, a 75 year old man living a contemplative retirement, enjoying an indecent idleness fed by a slight misanthropy. Lise, his wife of 50 years, takes care of everything at home, and happily fills her diary with artistic and charitable activities. The day Lise suddenly dies, Germain’s life is invaded by his family, who imposes on him a surveillance that he would gladly do without. 

Also in the cast of this Belgian-Swiss coproduction are young Swiss actor Kacey Mottet-Klein (Best New Hope nominee at the 2013 and 2017 César for Sister [+see also:
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and Being 17 [+see also:
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) but also Swiss-Spanish dancer La Ribot. French actress Déborah Lukumuena (one of the revelations of Divines [+see also:
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, twice present in Cannes this year with Robust [+see also:
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and The Braves [+see also:
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), and a beautiful trio of Belgian actors, Astrid Whettnall (Best Actress Magritte award for Road to Istanbul [+see also:
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), Jean-Benoît Ugeux (seen recently in Fishlove [+see also:
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and soon in Zero Fucks Given [+see also:
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and Space Boy) and the very young Elise Havelange.

The film is produced by Box Productions (Switzerland) and coproduced by Need Productions (Belgium), who were already associated to the filmmaker’s previous film. It will be distributed in Switzerland by Out of the Box and sold internationally by Be For Films.

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(Translated from French by Manuela Lazic)

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