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José Garcia investigates for Wargnier

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Following Costa Gavras (Le Couperet [+see also:
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, "The cleaver") and Richard Berry (La boîte noire, "The black box") in 2005 and who can be seen in releases on February15th 2006 in Fauteuils d'orchestre ("Orchestra chairs") by Danièle Thompson in which he makes an appearance and on April 26th in Quatre Etoiles [+see also:
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("Four stars")
by Christian Vincent where he shares the screen with Isabelle Carré (read the article, José Garcia continued his irresistible ascension by marking in his diary the 7th feature by Régis Wargnier. The actor will play the character of superintendent Adamsberg in Have Mercy on Us All, an adaptation of a police thriller by Fred Vargas, a best-seller published in 2002. This thriller produced by LGM and Gaumont (already partners on 36, quai des Orfèvres [+see also:
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Specialist in book adaptations for the cinema, the director of Indochine (Oscar for best foreign film in 1993) and of Man to man which opened the last Berlinale, moves into the cop film territory for the first time with a race against time opposing an intuitive investigator and a criminal playing with media panic over the rumour of a plague epidemic in Paris. A film project which brings together three phenomena currently influencing French cinema: the rise of José Garcia who has succeeded at the age of 40 to extract himself from the role of comic actor to the role of quality dramatic actor, the persistence of a strong tendency towards literary adaptations, and the return to the fore of the thriller, a genre which is once more attracting the investors after the success in the theatres of 36, quai des Orfèvres by Olivier Marchal (2 million admissions) and of The beat my heart skipped [+see also:
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by Jacques Audiard (1 million admissions).

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(Translated from French)

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