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Antonin Peretjatko is working on La pièce rapportée

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- The director, revealed with The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu, gathers a cast including Anaïs Demoustier, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko, William Lebghil and Sergi Lopez

Antonin Peretjatko is working on La pièce rapportée
Director Antonin Peretjatko, actress Anaïs Demoustier and actor Philippe Katerine

Shooting on Antonin Peretjatko’s La pièce rapportée, which began on 25 September, will conclude on 5 November. It is the third feature film from the original and offbeat director after The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu [+see also:
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(revealed in Directors’ Fortnight 2013 and nominated for the 2014 Best First Feature César) and Struggle for Life [+see also:
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(2016).

The cast includes Anaïs Demoustier (currently in French cinemas Alice and the Mayor [+see also:
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; on 27 November in Gloria Mundi [+see also:
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interview: Robert Guédiguian
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and in 5 February 2020 in The Girl with a Bracelet [+see also:
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), Philippe Katerine (winner of the Best Supporting Actor César award in 2019 for Sink or Swim [+see also:
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; in cinemas in February 2020 in The Lion), Josiane Balasko (well-received recently in By the Grace of God [+see also:
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Q&A: François Ozon
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; in cinemas on 11 December in Spellbound), William Lebghil (starring in All About Yves [+see also:
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interview: Benoît Forgeard
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; in cinemas on 30 October in Debout sur la montagne) and Spanish actor Sergi Lopez (well-received recently in Happy as Lazzaro [+see also:
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
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and Staff Only [+see also:
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interview: Neus Ballús
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; on screens next year in La boda de Rosa by Iciar Bollain).

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Adapted by the director from Noëlle Renaude’s play Il faut un héritier (lit. We Need an Heir), the script centres on Paul Château Têtard who falls in love with Ava, a young woman working at a metro ticket counter. The wedding isn’t to the taste of the mother-in-law, nicknamed the Queen Mother, but she makes do because Paul, at 48 years old, does not have any children: an heir would be welcome. But the baby does not arrive and Ava and Queen Mother are at war. The latter is convinced that Ava is cheating on her son so she hires a detective to follow her. A baby is finally expected! But is Paul the father? The detective investigates…

Produced by Thomas et Mathieu Verhaeghe for Atelier de Production, La pièce rapportée is a co-production with Orange Studio, was pre-bought by Canal+ and OCS, and is supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region where filming is taking place, with Simon Roca (faithful collaborator of the director, with a recent filmography that includes 9 Fingers [+see also:
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interview: FJ Ossang
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and Sophia Antipolis [+see also:
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) as director of photography.

For the record, Atelier de Production is behind Quentin Dupieux’s Deerskin [+see also:
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and Keep an Eye Out [+see also:
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, and Nine Antico’s Playlist in post-production (starring Sara Forestier and Laetitia Dosch — read the news).

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(Translated from French)

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