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Gilles Perret’s Reprise en main in post-production

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- Pierre Deladonchamps, Laetitia Dosch and Grégory Montel star in the cast of this Elzévir Films production sold by The Party Films Sales

Gilles Perret’s Reprise en main in post-production
Actor Pierre Deladonchamps and actress Laetitia Dosch

Having wrapped filming on 24 September, Reprise en main, the first fiction feature by Gilles Perret (a committed documentary-maker who notably turned heads with A Place in the Sun [+see also:
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]
, La Sociale
and Those Who Care, which will be released in cinemas on 13 October) is now in post-production.

Up front in the cast we find Pierre Deladonchamps (recently well-received in Rascal [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Peter Dourountzis
film profile
]
and hitting cinemas on 13 October in Eiffel [+see also:
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]
, as well as on 29 December in Little Lesson of Love), Laetitia Dosch (the winner of the 2018 Acting Revelation Lumière and nominated for the Best New Hope César by way of Montparnasse Bienvenue [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Léonor Serraille
film profile
]
, also at her best in Simple Passion [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Danielle Arbid
film profile
]
, among other works, and soon to be seen in Petite leçon d’amour) and Grégory Montel (very well-known thanks to the Call My Agent! series, likewise well-received in Perfumes [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Grégory Magne
film profile
]
, and hitting cinemas in December via Rose [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
and Chère Léa). Also in on the act are Vincent Deniard, Finnegan Oldfield (nominated for the 2016 and 2018 Best New Hope Césars courtesy of Cowboys [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
and Reinventing Marvin [+see also:
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]
; recently seen in Beasts [+see also:
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]
), Samuel Churin and Marie Denarnaud.

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Penned by Gilles Perret, Marion Grange and Raphaëlle Desplechin (who was nominated for 2011’s Best Original Screenplay César by way of Tournée [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Mathieu Amalric
interview: Mathieu Amalric
film profile
]
 and who recently co-wrote Olga [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Elie Grappe
film profile
]
) in collaboration with Claude Le Pape (nominated for the 2015 and 2018 Best Original Screenplay Césars via Love at First Fight [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Thomas Cailley
film profile
]
and Bloody Milk [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Hubert Charuel
film profile
]
), the story revolves around Cédric who works in a precision engineering firm disastrously run by an investment fund. When the company’s impending resale to another fund is announced, Cédric decides to take over the firm himself and place it in the hands of its employees.

Reprise en main is produced by Denis Carot and Ulysse Payet on behalf of Elzévir Films, in co-production with VLR Productions, Les 400 Clous, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma and Jour2Fête (who will distribute the film in French cinemas). The feature film has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, and also enjoys the support of the SOFICA company Cinéventure. The six-week film shoot ran from 16 August to 24 September, with Eva Sehet at the wheel of photography. International sales are steered by The Party Films Sales.

For the record, recent works by Elzévir Films include Flore Vasseur’s documentary Bigger Than Us [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(unveiled in Cannes within the Cinema for the Climate line-up, and in cinemas since 22 September), Mica by Ismaël Ferroukhi (to be released in France on 22 December) and L’horizon by Émilie Carpentier (due for release in January 2022), while Alice and Benoît Zeniter’s Avant l’effondrement steals focus in post-production (read our article).

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(Translated from French)

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