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Shooting in sight for Persona non grata by Roschdy Zem

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- In the cast are Raphaël Personnaz, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Noemie Schmidt, Hafsia Herzi and the director. A Bizibi production sold by Wild Bunch

Shooting in sight for Persona non grata by Roschdy Zem
Director Roschdy Zem and actors Raphaël Personnaz and Nicolas Duvauchelle

It's lights, camera, action! for Persona non grata in the area of Montpellier, the 5th feature film by director Roschdy Zem following Bad Faith [+see also:
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(nominated for a César for Best Debut Film in 2007), Omar Killed Me [+see also:
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(nominated for a César in 2012 for Best Adapation and Best Actor), Bodybuilder [+see also:
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(2014) and Chocolat [+see also:
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(1.9 million admissions in France and five César nominations in 2017, scooping up the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Production Design).

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Starring in his new film are Raphaël Personnaz (Lumières award in 2017 for The French Minister [+see also:
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, nominated for a César in 2011 for Most Promising Performance in The Princess of Montpensier [+see also:
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, as well as starring in well-received films such as SK1 [+see also:
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and In the Forests of Siberia [+see also:
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), Nicolas Duvauchelle (nominated for a César and a Lumières in 2017 for Best Actor in A Decent Man [+see also:
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and a César in 2012 for Best Supporting Actor in Poliss [+see also:
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, also well-received recently in Bright Sunshine In [+see also:
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, and soon to star in Le Collier rouge), Noémie Schmidt (L’Étudiante and Monsieur Henri [+see also:
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, Penny Pincher! [+see also:
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) and Hafsia Herzi (Marcello Mastroianni award at Venice in 2007 and a César award in 2008 for Most Promising Performance in The Secret of the Grain [+see also:
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; currently in cinemas in Of Skin and Men [+see also:
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and soon to star in Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno [+see also:
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). The filmmaker (Best Performance award at Cannes in 2006 for Days of Glory [+see also:
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, nominated for a César for Best Supporting Actor in 2000, 2006 and 2009, and just finished filming La Fille au bracelet and Le Jeu) will also be on the bill.

Written by Roschdy Zem and Olivier Gorce (The Measure of a Man [+see also:
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), the film will be a remake of The Trespasser by the Brazilian director Beto Brandt. The story is set on the Languedoccoast. José and Maxime work together in the construction industry and receive a visit from a stranger who must assassinate their partner: a question of financial survival. Soon after, the associate and his wife are executed. Maxime and José are not suspected by the police, but they don’t know what sort of man they are dealing with...

Produced by Emmanuel Agneray (European Film Promotion Producer on the Move 2009) for Bizibi Productions, Persona non grata will be co-produced by Hole in One, Les Films du 10 and the Belgian outfit Versus Production. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film has also received support from the Occitania region, where all filming will take place. Renaud Chassaing is on board as the director of photography, Mars Films will be dealing with French distribution and international sales will be handled by Wild Bunch.

For the record, Bizibi also produced The Great Game [+see also:
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by Nicolas Pariser and Welcome to Argentina [+see also:
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by Edouard Deluc.

(Translated from French)

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