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Marina Foïs and Benjamin Voisin lead the cast of En roue libre

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- The duo are set to begin filming Didier Barcelo’s first feature film: a road-movie produced by The Film and Anomalie Films, co-produced by Memento and due to be sold by Elle Driver

Marina Foïs and Benjamin Voisin lead the cast of En roue libre
Actress Marina Foïs and actor Benjamin Voisin

Monday 29 March will see the first clapperboard slam on En roue libre, the very first feature film to come courtesy of Didier Barcelo who has previously won acclaim for his short films, notably The End (in competition in Berlin in 2012). Starring in the cast are Marina Foïs (well-received in last year’s Enormous [+see also:
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and soon to hit screens in Ils sont vivants, La Salamandre and La fracture), Benjamin Voisin (named Best Acting Revelation at the 2021 Lumières Awards, nominated for the Best New Hope César via Summer of 85 [+see also:
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, and whom we’ll be seeing in the autumn in Lost Illusions), Jean-Charles Clichet (recently gracing the series Mythomaniac, soon to hit screens in Présidents and Viens je t’emmène) and Albert Delpy (Deerskin [+see also:
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).

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Written by Didier Barcelo and Marie Deshaires, the story retraces the madcap story of Louise, who finds herself trapped, one fine morning, in her very own car, paralysed by a panic attack the minute she tries to escape, and Paul, who steals her car and, by proxy, ends up kidnapping Louise. So begins an eventful and unintentional road-trip jam-packed with surprises…

En roue libre is produced by Michaël Gentile on behalf of The Film and by Jean Ozannat for Anomalie Films, and is co-produced by Memento (who are also managing distribution in French cinemas). Pre-purchased by Canal+ and OCS, the feature film also enjoys the support of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region (where the film will be shot in its entirety between 29 March and 7 May) as well as that of the SOFICA companies SG Image, Manon, Palatine Étoile, Cinémage and Cofinova. Photography is helmed by Christophe Beaucarne (nominated five times in his category since 2010, including for Barbara [+see also:
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in 2018) while editing is in the hands of Juliette Welfling (nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly [+see also:
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, nominated ten times at the Césars with four successful outcomes, notably in 2010 for A Prophet [+see also:
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). International sales are entrusted to Elle Driver.

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(Translated from French)

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