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Olivier Peyon wagers on Arrête avec tes mensonges

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- Steered by TS and toplined by Guillaume de Tonquédec and Victor Belmondo, the director’s new movie is now in post-production

Olivier Peyon wagers on Arrête avec tes mensonges
Actors Guillaume de Tonquédec and Victor Belmondo (© Olivier Allard)

Shot between 16 November and 17 December, Arrête avec tes mensonges has now entered post-production. This will be Olivier Peyon’s sixth directorial effort after his fiction films Stolen Holidays [+see also:
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(2007), Life Beyond Me [+see also:
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(2017) and Tokyo Shaking (2021), and the documentaries Comment j’ai détesté les maths [+see also:
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(nominated for the 2014 César in its category) and Latifa: A Fighting Heart [+see also:
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(2017).

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Dazzling names in the cast include those of Guillaume de Tonquédec (nominated for the 2013 Best Supporting Role César via What’s In A Name? [+see also:
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, recently seen in Délicieux [+see also:
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and touring cinemas from March in Le temps des secrets), Victor Belmondo (well-received this year in Drift Away [+see also:
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and whom we’ll be seeing next year in the mini-series Notre-Dame, la part du feu), Guilaine Londez (remarked upon this year in Benedetta [+see also:
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and The Speech [+see also:
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), Jérémy Gillet (Sam in the Mythomaniac series) and Julien de Saint-Jean (likewise touring cinemas next year, in Le paradis).

Adapted by the director, alongside Vincent Poymiro (Onoda – 10,000 Nights in the Jungle [+see also:
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), Arthur Cahn and Cécilia Rouaud (Photo de famille [+see also:
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), from Philippe Besson’s novel of the same name, the story revolves around famous writer Stéphane Belcourt who returns to the region he grew up in after a 35-year absence. It’s a culture shock which is further heightened by an encounter with a young man who looks like his first love from when he was 17...

Produced by Anthony Doncque, Miléna Poylo and Gilles Sacuto on behalf of TS Productions, Arrête avec tes mensonges has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, and enjoys support in the form of an advance on receipts from the CNC, as well as backing from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, the Charente department (where the film was shot, notably in Cognac and its surrounds, with Martin Rit at the wheel of photography) and the SOFICA company La Banque Postale Image. Editing is entrusted to Damien Maestraggi, while distribution in France will be steered by KMBO.

For the record, recent films by TS Productions notably include The Heroics [+see also:
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by Maxime Roy (treated to a Special Screening in Cannes’ 2021 Official Selection) and Ahmet Necdet Cupur’s documentary Les Enfants terribles [+see also:
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(which scooped a Special Prize at the Visions du Réel Festival, as well as the Human Rights Award in Sarajevo and a Special Mention in Montpellier’s Cinemed event). Stand-out post-production works include Le prix du passage by Thierry Binisti (starring Alice Isaaz in the lead role – co-produced by Belgium’s Artémis Productions), while Nicolas Philibert’s documentary Sur l’Adamant, which is currently in production, is also worth a mention.

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(Translated from French)

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