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PRODUCTION / FUNDING France

Laurent Cantet is shooting Arthur Rambo

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- Rabah Naït Oufella, Sofian Khammes and Antoine Reinartz lead the cast of this production by Les Films de Pierre, set to be sold by Playtime

Laurent Cantet is shooting Arthur Rambo
Director Laurent Cantet

As of Monday 9 September, Laurent Cantet – who won Cannes’ 2008 Palme d’Or with The Class [+see also:
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interview: Carole Scotta
interview: Laurent Cantet
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- has been filming his 8th fictional cinematographic work, Arthur Rambo, which is billed as a reflection on social networks and the repercussions they have on our lives, told through the story of the rise and fall of a young Maghreb writer whom the whole of Paris goes crazy for. The film will also look into the themes of virtual identity and social division.

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Standing tall among the various cast members are Rabah Naït Oufella (who we enjoyed in Raw [+see also:
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, Nocturama [+see also:
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interview: Bertrand Bonello
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]
, Step by Step [+see also:
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and Meltem [+see also:
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), Sofian Khammes (who was unearthed in Chouf [+see also:
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, who later made an impression in Fast Convoy [+see also:
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and The World is Yours [+see also:
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interview: Romain Gavras
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]
, and who we’ll be seeing in 2020 in Poissonsexe and La Nuée) and Antoine Reinartz (the winner of the 2018 César for the supporting role he played in BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
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]
who’s currently touring cinemas in Oh Mercy! [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud Desplechin
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]
and School Life [+see also:
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and who’s soon to grace the big screen in Alice and the Mayor [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Pariser
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and Chanson douce).

In addition to Cannes’ 2008 Palme d’Or, Laurent Cantet also took home San Sébastian’s New Directors’ Award in 1999, not to mention the Best First Feature César for Ressources humaines and the Cinema of the Present Lion in Venice 2001 for Time Out. His 3rd feature, Heading South [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laurent Cantet
interview: Robin Campillo
interview: Simon Arnal-Szlovak
film profile
]
, competed in Venice in 2005 with the award for Best Male Hope in the offing, while his later film Foxfire [+see also:
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interview: Laurent Cantet
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scooped San Sebastian’s Best Actress award in 2012, Return to Ithaca [+see also:
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interview: Laurent Cantet
film profile
]
walked away with the Giornate degli Autori Award in 2014, and his most recent opus, The Workshop [+see also:
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interview: Laurent Cantet
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]
, was unveiled in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section in 2017.

Written by Laurent Cantet and the duo comprising Fanny Burdino and Samuel Doux (a pair who were also involved in the writing of The Prayer [+see also:
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interview: Cédric Kahn
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, Keep Going [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Lafosse
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]
and Carole Matthieu [+see also:
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, with the former likewise putting her name to Head Above Water [+see also:
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and After Love [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Lafosse
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), the story of Arthur Rambo centres around a certain Karim D. Who is this young man? The committed writer whom the media can’t get enough of? Or his alias, Arthur Rambo, the author of hate-fuelled messages which were written some time ago, and which are dredged up, one day, from social media websites?

Produced by Marie-Ange Luciani on behalf of Les Films de PierreArthur Rambo is co-produced by Memento Films Production and France 2 Cinéma. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film has also been accorded an advance on earnings by the CNC, as well as support from the Ile-de-France region, the Indéfilms, Cinémage and Cofinova Soficas, and ANGOA (the French National Agency for the Management of Audiovisual Works). The 34-day film-shoot will take place in Paris and is set to wrap at the end of October. Memento will head up French distribution, while international sales are in the hands of Playtime.

(Translated from French)

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