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The final clapperboard is set to slam on Jean-Christophe Meurisse’s Oranges sanguines

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- Alexandre Steiger, Christophe Paou, Vincent Dedienne, Blanche Gardin and Denis Podalydès, all star in the cast of this Mamma Roman and Rectangle production, set to be sold by Best Friend Forever

The final clapperboard is set to slam on Jean-Christophe Meurisse’s Oranges sanguines
Director Jean-Christophe Meurisse

After kicking off on 26 October, filming on Oranges sanguines, Jean-Christophe Meurisse’s second feature film after Apnée [+see also:
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(discovered in a Special Screening in Cannes’ Critics’ Week 2016), is scheduled to wrap on 2 December. Also known for being a stage director for his theatre company Les Chiens de Navarre, the filmmaker gathered together a cast including Alexandre Steiger (Alice and the Mayor [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Pariser
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]
, The Bare Necessity [+see also:
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interview: Erwan Le Duc
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]
), Christophe Paou (highly acclaimed for his performance in Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
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interview: Alain Guiraudie
film profile
]
), youngster Lilith Grasmug (Sophia Antipolis [+see also:
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interview: Virgil Vernier
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]
), Frédéric Blin, Olivier Saladin (whom he previously worked with on Apnée), Lorella Cravotta (Romantics Anonymous [+see also:
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making of
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), Vincent Dedienne (whom we’ll be seeing in cinemas next year in A Good Man [+see also:
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]
, Margaux Hartmann [+see also:
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and The Rose Maker), Blanche Gardin (at her absolute best in Delete History [+see also:
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and whom we’ll be seeing in 2021 in Bruno Dumont’s France) and Denis Podalydès (soon to hit cinemas in French Tech [+see also:
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).

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Written by Jean-Christophe Meurisse, Amélie Philippe and Yoann Gloaguen, the story of this dark comedy - which is based on real events and intends to paint a biting, funny portrait of a brutal and individualistic society on the slide – simultaneously follows in the footsteps of a retired couple who are deeply in debt and who try to win a rock dance competition, a minister who is suspected of tax fraud and a young teenager who makes the acquaintance of a pervert, all unfolding in France. Clearly, they’re in for a long night, and fire will be fought with fire…

Produced by Marine Bergère and Romain Daubeach on behalf of Mamma Roman (who are signing their name to their very first feature film) and by Alice Girard for Rectangle Productions, Oranges sanguines has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+ and is also supported by the SOFICA companies Cofinova and Cinémage, alongside the Ile-de-France and Bourgogne Franche-Comté regions, where filming unfolded under the aegis of director of photography Javier Ruiz-Gómez. The film will be distributed in France by The Jokers, with international sales entrusted to Best Friend Forever.

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(Translated from French)

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