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PRODUCTION France / Belgium

Filming wraps up on Nicolas Boukhrief's Trois jours et une vie

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- The feature stars Sandrine Bonnaire, Charles Berling, Pablo Pauly, Margot Bancilhon, Philippe Torreton and Dimitri Storoge. A Gaumont and Mahi Films production

Filming wraps up on Nicolas Boukhrief's Trois jours et une vie
Actress Sandrine Bonnaire and actor Charles Berling

The end is in sight for filming on Trois jours et un vie by Nicolas Boukhrief, which started on 24 October and is due to wrap up on 22 November. For hiseighth feature, the director appreciated for Cash Truck (2004), Cortex [+see also:
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(2008), Sphinx [+see also:
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(2010), Made in France [+see also:
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and The Confession [+see also:
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(2017), has decided to bring the eponymous adaptation of Pierre Lemaître's novel to the big screen (winner of the Goncourt award in 2013 for See You Up There [+see also:
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, which then resulted in a successful film directed by Albert Dupontel).

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The cast stars the young Jérémie Senez (making his film debut), Sandrine Bonnaire (winner of the Volpi Cup at Venice in 1995, the César Award for Best Actress in 1986 and nominated in 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996 and 2000, also recently appreciated in Catch the Wind [+see also:
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, A Season in France [+see also:
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, Heaven Will Wait [+see also:
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and at Venice Film Festival in 2018 in Truk [+see also:
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), Charles Berling (nominated for a César Award for Best Actor in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001, and in a lead role from 2 January in Un beau voyou, 27 February in Celle que vous croyez and later in 2019 in Blanche comme neige), Pablo Pauly (nominated for César and Lumières awards in 2018 for Most Promising Performance in Step By Step [+see also:
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, in cinemas on 5 December in Head Above Water [+see also:
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and on 9 January in Les Invisibles [+see also:
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), Margot Bancilhon (an excellent performance in (Girl)Friend [+see also:
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, and previously appreciated in Five [+see also:
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), Philippe Torreton (César Award in 1997 for Best Actor in Capitaine Conan, nominated in 2000, 20005 and 2012 and in cinemas on Wednesday in Best Intentions [+see also:
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) and Dimitri Storoge (nominated for a César Award in 2012 for Most Promising Performance for Gang Story [+see also:
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, also appreciated in Made in France).

Written by Pierre Lemaître (winner of a César Award in 2018 for Best Adaptation for See You Up There) and Perrine Margaine, the screenplay is set in Christmas 1999. Over the course of three days, in a peaceful little village in the Ardennes, the life of the young boy named Antoine is turned upside down by three tragic events: the death of the neighbours' brave dog, the disappearance of little Rémi Desmedt and the "storm of the century," which ravages everything in its path. The privileged witness of various events that gradually plunge his hometown into total confusion, Antoine will do everything he can to flee the town. But an entire life wouldn’t suffice to escape his terrible childhood memories.

Produced by Sidonie Dumas for Gaumont and Julien Colombani for Mahi Films (which is its first feature film), Trois jours et une vie is co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, Ganapati, La Company de la Seine and the Belgian company Umedia. Filming took place exclusively in Belgium with local Manuel Dacosse (winner of the jury prize at San Sebastian in 2015 for Evolution [+see also:
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, nominated for a Magritte four times since 2011 and winner in 2015 and 2016 for The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears [+see also:
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and Alléluia [+see also:
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) as director of photography. Gaumont will manage French distribution and international sales.

(Translated from French)

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