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Shooting imminent for Gueules noires by Mathieu Turi

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- First clapperboard in November for the new film by the director of Hostile and Meander, produced by Full Time Studio and sold by Kinology

Shooting imminent for Gueules noires by Mathieu Turi
Actors Samuel Le Bihan (© COP Paris), Amir El Kacem (© Fréderic Pickering) and Thomas Solivérès (© Georges Biard)

A rising star of thrilling genre films, Mathieu Turi will start shooting Gueules noires on 7 November, his third feature film after the acclaimed Hostile [+see also:
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(Youth Award in 2017 at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival) and Meander [+see also:
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(Nocturno New Visions Award at Trieste Science+Fiction in 2020).

The cast of this new opus, written under the influence of H.P. Lovecraft's cult works (in particular In the Abyss of Time, The Call of Cthulhu and The Hallucinated Mountains), includes Samuel Le Bihan (nominated for a César in 1997 for Best Newcomer, who was most appreciated in the series Braquo, Alex Hugo and They Were Ten), Amir El Kacem (the series La Révolution) and Thomas Solivérès (Edmond [+see also:
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). Also taking part will be Jean-Hugues Anglade (César 1995 for Best Supporting Actor and nominated four other times in this category, including in 2019 for Sink or Swim [+see also:
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, also nominated for a César for Best Actor in 1987 and 1990), Marc Riso (seen recently in the series Drôle), Bruno Sanches (the series HPI) and the Spaniard Diego Martin.

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Written by Mathieu Turi, the script plunges into 1956, in the north of France. A group of underground miners are forced to bring a professor 1000 metres underground to take samples. After a landslide that prevents them from going back up, they discover a crypt from another time, and unknowingly awaken a legendary bloodthirsty creature…

Produced by Éric Gendarme, Thomas Lubeau and Jordan Sarralie for Full Time Studio, Gueules noires is co-produced by Marcel Films. Pre-purchased by OCS (first window) and Amazon Prime Video (second window), the feature will benefit from seven weeks of shooting (two in the Hauts de France and a little over four in the Ile-de-France region, plus two days in the Périgord and two more in Morocco) with Alain Duplantier (nominated for the Lumière de l'Image award in 2018 for The Sower [+see also:
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interview: Anamaria Vartolomei
interview: Marine Francen
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and already at work on Meander) handling the photography. French distribution will be handled by Alba Films and international sales by Kinology.

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(Translated from French)

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