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Samuel Benchetrit’s Cette musique ne joue pour personne soon to enter into post-production

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- The director also stars among the cast of this Single Man production distributed by UGC, alongside Vanessa Paradis, François Damiens, Ramzy Bedia, JoeyStarr, Bouli Lanners and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Samuel Benchetrit’s Cette musique ne joue pour personne soon to enter into post-production
Samuel Benchetrit, Vanessa Paradis and François Damiens

The final days of filming are underway for Cette musique ne joue pour personne, the 7th feature film by Samuel Benchetrit whose previous works include Janis & John (2003), I Always Wanted to be a Gangster [+see also:
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(unveiled in Locarno’s Piazza Grande in 2007, the winner of the Best Screenplay award at Sundance 2008 and nominated in the same category at the Lumières Awards 2009), Macadam Stories [+see also:
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(the focus of a special screening in Cannes in 2015) and Dog [+see also:
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(presented in Locarno’s Piazza Grande in 2017).

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The cast stars the director himself, alongside Vanessa Paradis (nominated for the 2000 Best Actress César award for Girl on the Bridge and at her best in Heartbreaker [+see also:
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and Knife + Heart [+see also:
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among others), Belgium’s François Damiens (in cinemas over the coming year in Of Love and Lies, Le Prince Oublié and Mon cousin), Ramzy Bedia (soon to be topping the bill of Terminal Sud [+see also:
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), JoeyStarr, Belgium’s Bouli Lanners, French-Italian actress Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gustave Kervern (whom we’ll soon be seeing in Poissonsexe and Les Sans-dents), Jules Benchetrit and Bruno Podalydès.

Written by Samuel Benchetrit and Gabor Rassov, the story is set in a port city where isolated individuals who are no strangers to violence, suddenly find their lives turned upside down by theatre, poetry and art, and their routines transformed by love…

Produced by Julien Madon (a Producer on the Move 2016, as chosen by the European Film Promotion) on behalf of Single Man Productions, Cette musique ne joue pour personne is co-produced by JM Films and Belgian outfit Gapbusters. Pre-purchased by OCS, the feature film is also benefitting from an advance on earnings from the CNC, from Pictanovo (the French Hauts-de-France region) and from the SOFICA company SofiTVcine. The six-week shoot unfurled in the Dunkirk and Paris regions, with Pierre Aïm (nominated at the 1996, 2004 and 2012 César Awards in his category, and recently on top form in The Nile Hilton Incident [+see also:
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interview: Tarik Saleh
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) helming the film’s photography. French distribution will be managed by UGC.

For the record, Single Man Productions’ recent works include Through the Fire [+see also:
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(clocking 1 million admissions in France by the end of 2018), and Julien Madon is currently working for Netflix - via Labyrinthe Films - on Julien Leclerq’s La Terre et le Sang which is currently in post-production (read our article).

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(Translated from French)

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