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Shooting kicks off on Cédric Jimenez’s Novembre

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- Jean Dujardin, Anaïs Demoustier, Sandrine Kiberlain and Jérémie Renier lead the cast of this Récifilms and Chi-Fou-Mi production sold by Studiocanal

Shooting kicks off on Cédric Jimenez’s Novembre
Actors Jean Dujardin, Anaïs Demoustier, Sandrine Kiberlain and Jérémie Renier

The counter-terrorist activities which unfolded during the five-day manhunt following the 13 November attacks carried out in Paris in 2015 are at the heart of Cédric Jimenez’s Novembre, which commenced filming on Monday 17 May with a very high calibre cast. Oscar-decorated Jean Dujardin (who we’ll be seeing in cinemas in Présidents [+see also:
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on 30 June and in From Africa With Love [+see also:
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on 4 August) leads the acting team alongside Anaïs Demoustier (the winner of 2020’s Best Actress César for Alice and the Mayor [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Pariser
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; touring cinemas from 22 September in Les amours d’Anaïs and soon in Incroyable mais vrai, Chère Léa and Old Fashioned), Sandrine Kiberlain (in cinemas on 16 June in French Tech [+see also:
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and on 25 August in Another World) and Belgium’s Jérémie Renier (currently in cinemas in Slalom [+see also:
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interview: Charlène Favier
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and very well-received at the last Berlinale in Drift Away [+see also:
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).

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Likewise in on the act are Lyna Khoudri (who scooped Venice’s Orizzonti Award in 2017 for Blessed [+see also:
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, as well as 2020’s Best New Hope César for Papicha [+see also:
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interview: Mounia Meddour
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, and whom we’ll soon be seeing in The Place of Another), Cédric Kahn (recently seen in the last film he directed Happy Birthday [+see also:
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), Sofian Khammes (in cinemas as of 16 June in The Swarm [+see also:
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interview: Just Philippot
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, on 1 September in The Big Hit and on 29 September in Arthur Rambo), Sami Outalbali (Lola [+see also:
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interview: Laurent Micheli
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]
and season 2 of Sex Education; soon to appear in A Story of Love and Desire [+see also:
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) and Stéphane Bak (The Mercy of the Jungle [+see also:
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interview: Joël Karekezi
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, Roads [+see also:
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and to come in Twist à Bamako).

This will be Cédric Jimenez’s 5th feature film after The Connection [+see also:
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(racking up 1.5 million admissions in France in 2014) and Bac Nord [+see also:
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(whose French release date is yet to be confirmed, with its release in the rest of the world to follow one month later via Netflix), to name but two. All details pertaining to the screenplay, penned by Olivier Demangel (Atlantics [+see also:
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interview: Mati Diop
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, Towards the Battle [+see also:
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), are being kept under wraps.

Novembre is produced by Mathias Rubin (one of the European Film Promotion’s 2014 Producers on the Move – read our interview) on behalf of Récifilms and by Hugo Sélignac on behalf of Chi-Fou-Mi Productions, in co-production with France 2 Cinéma, StudioCanal (who are also steering distribution in France, in addition to international sales) and Belgian firm Umedia. The twelve-week film shoot will unfold in Greece, Belgium and the Île-de-France region.

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(Translated from French)

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