Gaumont backs Diamants sur ordonnance
Last weekend, shooting wrapped in the Angoulême area on Diamants sur ordonnance (“Diamonds On Prescription”), the debut feature by Christophe Campos (director of satirical programmes on Canal +). The police comedy is produced by Gaumont.
The cast includes Pio Marmaï (nominated for the 2009 Cesar for Best Male Newcomer for The First Day of the Rest of Your Life [+see also:
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Co-written by the director and Mabrouk El Mechri (JCVD [+see also:
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But Elias’ leaving party turns to disaster with the arrival of his former accomplice Rudy (Lecluyze), who has suffered a car accident and is pursued by the police and the gangsters from whom he has taken some stolen jewels.
The director says the storyline is "somewhere between Guy Ritchie’s Snatch, Georges Lautner’s Let’s Not Get Angry and US series Grey's Anatomy and ER."
Produced by Stéphane Marsil and Clément Miserez for Gaumont, Diamants sur ordonnance had a six-week shoot, with one week in Paris and five around Angoulême, in particular at L'Isle-d'Espagnac private general hospital. Backed by the Poitou-Charentes Region and the Charente department, the film will be released domestically next year and is sold internationally by Gaumont.
(Translated from French)
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