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Olivier Peyon plunges Karin Viard into the heart of a Tokyo Shaking

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- The director and the actress have begun filming a comedy-drama revolving around the Fukushima disaster, produced by Les Films du Lendemain and sold worldwide by Le Pacte

Olivier Peyon plunges Karin Viard into the heart of a Tokyo Shaking
Actress Karin Viard

Monday 13 January saw shooting commence on Tokyo Shaking, Olivier Peyon’s 5th feature film following on from the fiction titles Stolen Holidays [+see also:
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(2007) and Life Beyond Me [+see also:
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(2017), and the documentaries Comment j’ai détesté les maths [+see also:
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(nominated for a César in 2014 in its category) and Latifa: A Fighting Heart [+see also:
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(2017). Shining bright as the film’s lead is Karin Viard (Best Actress César in 2000 and nominated in 2005, 2012 and 2015 – the latter for The Bélier Family [+see also:
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- and in 2018 for Jalouse [+see also:
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; Best Supporting Role Césars in 2003 and in 2019 – the latter for Little Tickles [+see also:
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– and nominated in 1998, 2009, 2011 and 2016; now a candidate for the upcoming 2020 Best Actress Lumières Award by way of Perfect Nanny [+see also:
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and soon to be seen in French cinemas, on 29 April in Les Apparences and on 11 November in L'Origine du Monde).

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Written by Olivier Peyon and Cyril Brody (who co-wrote and co-directed Latifa: A Fighting Heart, and who co-wrote Stolen Holidays), the story revolves around Alexandra who works in a French bank in Tokyo. It’s 22 March 2011, a tsunami sets off the Fukushima disaster and Alexandra must contend with this nuclear crisis. Torn between the orders of her superiors and the need to protect her family, as well as her co-workers, Alexandra finds herself championing certain ideas about honour, almost unwillingly, at a time when fear and panic should be sweeping them away…

Produced by Kristina Larsen on behalf of the Parisian group Les Films du Lendemain, Tokyo Shaking benefits from co-productions signed with Wild Bunch and Belgian firm Scope Pictures. It has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+ and also enjoys the support of the Île-de-France region, as well as the SOFICA company Cinéventure. The six-week-film-shoot unfolding in Île-de-France and in Japan will wrap in March. Wild Bunch will handle French cinema distribution, whilst worldwide sales will be managed by Le Pacte.

For the record, Les Films du Lendemain are today unveiling Jean-Paul Salomé’s Mama Weed [+see also:
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in a market premiere, on the occasion of the 22nd French Film Meetings in Paris organised by UniFrance (read our news), ahead of the film’s release in French cinemas on 25 March 2020. Another notable work of theirs - Benoît Jacquot’s Suzanna Andler (article - starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Niels Schneider in lead roles) – is now nearing the end of filming.

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(Translated from French)

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