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Louis-Julien Petit shooting The Kitchen Brigade

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- Audrey Lamy and François Cluzet topline the new film by the director of Invisibles; the Odyssée Pictures production will be sold by Charades

Louis-Julien Petit shooting The Kitchen Brigade
Actress Audrey Lamy and actor François Cluzet

On 5 January, Louis-Julien Petit kicked off the shoot for The Kitchen Brigade, his fifth feature, following titles such as Invisibles [+see also:
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(1.34 million admissions in 2019 and some particularly impressive international sales), Carole Matthieu [+see also:
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(2016) and Discount [+see also:
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(2015). The cast includes Audrey Lamy (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2011 for All That Glitters [+see also:
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, also popular in Pauline détective [+see also:
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and Rebels [+see also:
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, and who is working with the director again after doing so in Invisibles), François Cluzet (César Award for Best Actor in 2007 and nominated in this category a total of six times, seen recently in Little White Lies 2 [+see also:
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and Poly [+see also:
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), Chantal Neuwirth (nominated for the 2004 Molière Award for Best Actress and giving some great performances on the big screen in A Very Long Engagement, Sagan [+see also:
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and Holidays by the Sea [+see also:
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) and Fatoumata Kaba (an "influencer" with a huge following on Instagram).

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Written by Louis-Julien Petit, Liza Benguigui and Sophie Bensadoun, in league with Thomas Pujol, the story revolves around Cathy, a determined 40-year-old sous-chef, who dreams of opening her own gourmet restaurant. As she faces financial difficulties, Cathy takes a job in the cafeteria of a shelter for young migrants. While she hates her new position, Cathy’s skills and passion for cuisine start to change the kids’ lives.

Produced by Liza Benguigui for Odyssée Pictures, The Kitchen Brigade is being co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, Apollo Films (which will handle the French theatrical release), Elemiah, Pictanovo and Charlie Films. The feature, which has been pre-purchased by France 3, Canal+, Ciné+ and C8, has also been backed by the Angoa and the CNC. The 38-day shoot will continue until 25 February in the Ile-de-France and Hauts-de-France regions, with David Chambille (who has recent titles such as France and Joan of Arc [+see also:
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by Bruno Dumont as well as My Friend Victoria [+see also:
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under his belt) serving as DoP. The international sales will be overseen by Charades.

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(Translated from French)

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