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Pierre Niney stars in Yann Gozlan’s Black Box

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- The cast also includes Lou de Laâge, André Dussollier and Olivier Rabourdin. The film is being produced by 2425 Films and WY Productions, and sold by StudioCanal

Pierre Niney stars in Yann Gozlan’s Black Box
The actor Pierre Niney

Since 9 September, in the Paris region, Yann Gozlan has been filming Black Box (French title: La Boîte noire), his fourth feature after Caged [+see also:
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(2010), A Perfect Man [+see also:
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(667 000 tickets sold in France in 2015) and Burn Out [+see also:
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(2018). The film reunites the director with Pierre Niney (winner of the Best Actor César award in 2015 for Yves Saint Laurent [+see also:
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and nominated in 2017 for Frantz [+see also:
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, well-received in Through the Fire [+see also:
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and next year on screens in Nicole Garcia’s Lovers), who was already the lead in A Perfect Man.

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The film also stars Lou de Laâge (designated Shooting Star 2016 by the European Film Promotion, nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2014 and in 2015 for Jappeloup [+see also:
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and Breathe [+see also:
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, appreciated in Agnus Dei [+see also:
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and White as Snow [+see also:
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), André Dussollier (winner of the Best Actor César award in 1988 and of the Best Supporting Actor César award in 1993 and 2002, seen recently in Bad Seeds [+see also:
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and Of Love and Lies [+see also:
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) and Olivier Rabourdin (nominated for the Best Supporting Actor César award in 2011 for Of Gods and Men [+see also:
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, on screens next year in Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta).

Written by Yann Gozlan, Simon Moutaïrou, Jérémie Guez and Nicolas Bouvet-Levrard, the script centers on Mathieu, a brilliant analyst working for the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) (The Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety) on the unexplained crash of a civil plane which led to the death of 300 passengers...

Produced by Thibault Gast and Matthias Weber for 2425 Films and by Wassim Béji for WY Productions (the two structures being partners of the director on the 3rd consecutive feature), Black Box is co-produced by France 2 Cinéma and by StudioCanal (which will release the film in French theatres in late 2020 and is handling international sales). Pre-bought by France 2, Canal+ and OCS, the feature will finish filming mid-November and is also supported by the Soficas Indéfilms, Cofinova, Cinémage and SG Images.

For the record, 2425 Films has also produced, among other titles, Thomas Kruithof’s The Eavesdropper [+see also:
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(in competition in Turin in 2016), while WY Productions currently has, in post-production, Welcome to the Jungle [+see also:
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by Hugo Benamozig and David Caviglioli (read the news) and Kandisha by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (read the news).

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(Translated from French)

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