Boon and Marceau hit screens in De l'autre côté du lit
by Fabien Lemercier
Today sees another popularity test for Dany Boon (Welcome to the Sticks [+see also:
film profile]), who stars alongside Sophie Marceau in Pascale Pouzadoux’s De l'autre côté du lit [+see also:
film profile] (“On the Other Side of the Bed”).
Launched by Mars Distribution on 578 screens, the feature centres on a couple who try to escape the routine of their ten-year marriage by swapping professional lives: she takes charge of a building equipment rental company and he tries his hand at door-to-door jewellery sales. Produced by Fidélité Films, the comedy hits screens this Wednesday alongside 13 other, mainly European releases.
The line-up includes Rithy Panh’s The Sea Wall [+see also:
film profile], starring Isabelle Huppert (Diaphana - 114 screens); Austrian director Ulrich Seidl’s merciless Import Export [+see also:
film profile] (in competition at Cannes 2007 - Solaris Distribution on 12 screens); Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira’s Magic Mirror (Les Films du Paradoxe - eight screens); Jacob Thuesen’s The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 (Danish/Swedish/Italian/Austrian co-production written by Lars von Trier - launched by Les Films du Losange on a two-print run); and Werner Schroeter’s That Night [+see also:
film profile] (French/German/Portuguese co-production in competition at the 2008 Venice Film Festival - Alfama Films on 12 screens).
Also hitting theatres are Frédéric Choffat’s Swiss feature La vraie vie est ailleurs (“Real Life is Elsewhere”, Jour2Fête - three screens); Brazilian director Sandra Kogut’s French co-production Mutum (Pierre Grise Distribution - ten screens); and the documentary Choron dernière by Pierre Carles and Eric Martin (Tadrart Film - 33 screens).
Finally, competing for audiences alongside four US productions is Steven Soderbergh’s Che: Part One [+see also:
film profile] (see news - distributed by Warner). The title stars Benicio Del Toro (Best Actor at Cannes last May) and was financed by France’s Wild Bunch and Spain’s Telecinco.
(Translated from French)
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