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Azéma and Darroussin join Larrieus on Voyage

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Brothers Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu return to their favourite stomping ground for their fourth feature Le Voyage aux Pyrénées (“Journey to the Pyrenees”), starring Sabine Azéma and Jean-Pierre Darroussin. The cast also includes Bernard Blancan (Best Actor at Cannes 2006 for Days of Glory [+see also:
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), who has a small role as a mountain guide.

After working with production company Les Films Pelléas for a number of years – from Roland’s Pass (2000) to A Man, a Real Man (2003) and To Paint or Make Love [+see also:
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(see Focus), selected in official competition at Cannes 2005 – the Larrieu brothers are this time working with Bruno Pesery and his Soudaine Compagnie. Since Pesery never reveals any information to the press the screenplay written by the two brothers remains under wraps.

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Azéma, who previously worked with the Larrieus in To Paint or Make Love and was in last year’s Private Fears in Public Places [+see also:
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by Alain Resnais, as of Wednesday will be hitting French screens in Noémie Lvovsky’s Faut que ça danse! [+see also:
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.

Darroussin, currently appearing in the box office success French Men 2 [+see also:
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is a newcomer to the brothers’ original and imaginative world. Following his directorial debut Premonition [+see also:
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and after starring alongside Daniel Auteuil in Conversations with My Gardener [+see also:
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, the actor will grace screens in 2008 in Robert Guédiguian’s Lady Jane [+see also:
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and Anne Novion’s Grown Ups.

Having lived in Paris for around 20 years, the Larrieu brothers shoot many of their films in the region where they were born. Arnaud Larrieu explains their sense of Pyrenean identity: "We’re not defending one region against the rest of the world. The Pyrenees are simply a location that we know well". A location that the brothers are using for five weeks during the shooting of Le Voyage, which should be completed next spring.

(Translated from French)

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