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PRODUCTION France / Belgium

Julien Leclercq shooting The Bouncer

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- The cast of this Labyrinthe Films and Atchafalaya Films production, sold by Other Angle Pictures, includes Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sveva Alviti and Sami Bouajila

Julien Leclercq shooting The Bouncer
Director Julien Leclercq

Following Chrysalis [+see also:
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 (2007), The Assault [+see also:
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 (2011), The Informant [+see also:
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 (2013) and The Crew [+see also:
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 (2016), Julien Leclercq has been shooting his fifth feature film, The Bouncer, since 8 February. For the cast, the director has enlisted the services of Belgian action-film star Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal SoldierTimecopJCVD [+see also:
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), Italy’s Sveva Alviti (who rose to prominence in the title role of Dalida [+see also:
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), Sami Bouajila (Best Actor at Cannes in 2006 for Days of Glory [+see also:
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, César Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008 for The Witnesses [+see also:
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, nominated for the César Award for Best Actor in 2012 for Omar Killed Me [+see also:
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, popular recently in Blessed [+see also:
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), rapper Kaaris (who turned heads in Overdrive [+see also:
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 and The Crew), Belgium’s Kevin Janssens (a European Film Promotion Shooting Star in 2007, Ensor Award for Best Actor in 2016 for The Ardennes [+see also:
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, popular in the recent title Revenge [+see also:
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), Sam Louwyck (giving incredible performances in such movies as Bullhead [+see also:
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interview: Bart Van Langendonck
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The Wonders [+see also:
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
interview: Tiziana Soudani
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 and The Fifth Season [+see also:
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, set to grace screens soon in The Wild Boys [+see also:
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) and Dimitri Vegas (an ultra-famous electro-house DJ, as one half of a duo with his brother, Like Mike).

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Written by Jérémie Guez (The Night Eats the World [+see also:
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), the story revolves around Lukas, a nightclub bouncer who has been forced to become an informant for the police, as it’s his last chance to avoid losing custody of his eight-year-old daughter. His mission is to infiltrate the organisation of a dangerous Flemish gang leader which is forging money.

Produced by Julien Madon (a European Film Promotion Producer on the Move in 2016) and Julien Leclercq for Labyrinthe Film with Aimée Buidine and Jérémie Guez for Atchafalaya Films (the two companies are working together under the Cheyenne Films banner), The Bouncer is being co-produced by Belgian outfits Umedia (Bastien Sirodot) and 10:80 Films (Nadil Ben Yadir and Benoît Roland), as well as by C8 Films. Having also been pre-purchased by Canal+Ciné+ and CStar, The Bouncer is being shot over seven weeks in Belgium, and principal photography is due to wrap on 28 March. The French distribution will be handled by Océan Films, while the international sales are being overseen by Other Angle Pictures.

Labyrinthe Films, which has produced such films as SK1 [+see also:
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 and The Crew, has Xavier Gens’ Budapest [+see also:
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 in post-production and will release A Bluebird in My Heart by Jérémie Guez (see the news – produced with Atchafalaya Films) in French theatres on 4 April. With his other firm, A Single Man Productions, Julien Madon has both Sauver ou périr by Frédéric Tellier (see the article) and MILF [+see also:
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 by Axelle Laffont in post-production, and will bring out Samuel Benchetrit’s Dog [+see also:
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in theatres in mid-March.

(Translated from French)

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