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Eve Duchemin gives a Time Out to Karim Leklou and Issaka Sawadogo

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- The Brussels-born director will start filming her first fiction feature on 10 March

Eve Duchemin gives a Time Out to Karim Leklou and Issaka Sawadogo
Actors Karim Leklou and Issaka Sawadogo

After winning the Magritte award for Best Documentary in 2017 for En bataille, portrait d’une directrice de prison, Eve Duchemin is about to start filming her first fiction feature, Time Out (original title: Temps mort), inspired by her experience on En bataille.

According to the filmmaker, "after three years spent exploring the Liancourt jail, I couldn’t leave this prison world before honouring the inmates. Equipped with their stories, and with a certain desire to thumb by nose at what I’d done before, I wanted this time to film them as they left the prison. To see them finally get through this big and heavy metal door, the time of a temporary leave.”

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Time Out thus follows the peculiar journey of three inmates, outside of prison the time of a weekend. 48 hours to land. 48 hours to renew their ties with their close ones. 48 hours to make up for lost time.

Playing the inmates, we will find Karim Leklou (seen recently in The Third War [+see also:
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and BAC Nord [+see also:
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, and soon expected in the second season of Hippocrate) who will play Bonnard, a fragile and vulnerable inmate, addicted to pills. The intense Issaka Sawadogo, unforgettable as the hero from The Invader [+see also:
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and seen more recently in Night of the Kings [+see also:
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, will play Hamousin, and old timer from the prison. Finally in the role of Colin, a young inmate from the Brussels suburbs, we will discover Jarod Cousyns, a 20-year-old rapper in his big screen debut.

Time Out is produced by Annabella Nezri for Kwassa Films (the company behind recent titles Jumbo [+see also:
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by Zoé Wittock, Binti [+see also:
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by Frederike Migom, and soon SpaceBoy [+see also:
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by Olivier Pairoux), and co-produced in France by Annabelle Bouzom for Les Films de l’Autre Cougar. The film will be sold and distributed in France by Pyramide, and distributed in Belgium by O’Brother Distribution.

Beginning on 10 March, filming will take place in Brussels, in the Walloon Brabant, and in Meaux. It will conclude in late April.

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(Translated from French)

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