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Filming wraps on Christopher Thompson’s Tendre et saignant

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- Arnaud Ducret, Géraldine Pailhas, Stéphane de Groodt and Alison Wheeler star in the cast of this Les Films du Cap and MM Films production, sold by Other Angle

Filming wraps on Christopher Thompson’s Tendre et saignant
Actor Arnaud Ducret and actress Géraldine Pailhas

Filming came to an end on 23 December for Tendre et saignant, Christopher Thompson’s second feature film as a director following his initial Bus Palladium [+see also:
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(which earned two César nominations in the categories of Male Newcomer and Musical Score in 2011). Standing tall in lead roles are Arnaud Ducret (Roommates Wanted [+see also:
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, Les Profs [+see also:
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and Les Profs 2 [+see also:
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; seen in A Better Life [+see also:
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; hitting cinemas on 25 March 2020 in Divorce Club) and Géraldine Pailhas (nominated Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 and 2004 César Awards for Young and Beautiful [+see also:
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interview: François Ozon
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and Le Coût de la Vie, likewise well received in The Sower [+see also:
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interview: Marine Francen
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, Portrait of the Artist [+see also:
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and Espion(s) [+see also:
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, among others, as well as the series Marseille), who are flanked by Belgium’s Stéphane de Groodt (Nothing To Hide [+see also:
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interview: Fred Cavayé
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, Corporate [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Silhol
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), alongside Alison Wheeler (revealed in Mon père est femme de ménage [+see also:
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; touring cinemas as of 18 March in Forte).

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Written by Christopher Thompson (nominated for the 2000 and 2007 Best Screenplay César via Season’s Beatings and Orchestra Seats [+see also:
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) and Fabrice Roger-Lacan (Mon cousin), the story sees Charly, editor-in-chief at a fashion magazine, inherit the family butcher’s upon her father’s death. And just as she’s getting ready to sell it, young butcher Martial decides to fight to take over the business. These two diametrically opposed characters will need to learn to co-exist…

Produced by Jean Cottin on behalf of Les Films du Cap and by Christopher Thompson for MM Films, Tendre et saignant is co-produced by G Films and Belgian group Scope Pictures. Supported by the Ile-de-France region, the SOFICA companies La Banque Postale Image, Manon, SofiTVciné and Cinécapital, not to mention Procirep, the feature was shot over the course of seven weeks, starting 12 November, with Rémy Chevrin in charge of cinematography. French distribution will be led by Orange Studio and international sales by Other Angle Pictures.

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(Translated from French)

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