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Giordano Gederlini shoots Entre la vie et la mort

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- The director begins filming his second feature, the bloody journey of a Brussels subway driver, starring Antonio de la Torre and Marine Vacth

Giordano Gederlini shoots Entre la vie et la mort
Actor Antonio de la Torre and actress Marine Vacth

Last week began the shoot of the new film from Giordano Gederlini, screenwriter on Ladj Ly’s recent film Les Misérables [+see also:
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, winner of the Jury Prize in Cannes and of the César award for Best Film, but also on Olivier Masset-Depasse’s Mothers’ Instinct [+see also:
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, Best Film and Best Screenplay winner at the latest Magritte Awards, and on Above the Law [+see also:
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by François Troukens and Jean-François Hensgens. Giordano Gederlini presents Entre la vie et la mort as a urban and contemporary thriller, with Brussels one of its characters, powerful and organic.

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The film follows the journey of Leo Castaneda. Leo is a Spanish man living in Brussels, where he drives the subway trains of line 6. One evening, he locks eyes with a young man standing on the platform. His eyes are feverish with despair, his face familiar… Leo recognises his son Hugo, just as the latter tragically disappears under the rails. Leo, who hadn’t seen his son for more than two years, will discover that Hugo was involved in a bloody robbery. He will have to face violent criminals in order to try and understand the reasons behind his son’s death. 

Leo will be played by Spanish actor Antonio de la Torre (seen in Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver [+see also:
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and I'm So Excited [+see also:
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, but also in Álex de la Iglesia’s The Last Circus [+see also:
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and Alberto Rodríguez’s Marshland [+see also:
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). Facing him will be French actress Marine Vacth, revealed in François Ozon’s Jeune et jolie [+see also:
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and soon to be seen in DNA [+see also:
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, the new film from Maïwenn. She will play the police officer investigating the robbery involving Leo’s son.

Co-starring in the film with them will be many Belgian actors, including Olivier Gourmet, Fabrice Adde, Tibo Vandenborre and Noé Englebert.

The film is produced by Frakas Production (which is also handling the filming, currently in progress, of Inexorable [+see also:
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, the new film from Fabrice du Welz), and will be distributed in Belgium by O’Brother. It is co-produced by Noodle Productions (France), Fasten Films (Spain) and Eyeworks (Belgium). Le Pacte will be handling international sales and French distribution. Filming will take place mostly in Brussels, this summer.

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(Translated from French)

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