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Dominik Moll shoots La nuit du 12

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- Bastien Bouillon and Bouli Lanners head the cast of this Haut et Court production with Belgian company Versus, which will be sold by Memento International

Dominik Moll shoots La nuit du 12
Actors Bastien Bouillon and Bouli Lanners (© Michaël Bemelmans)

Since the 1st of October, Dominik Moll has been filming La nuit du 12, his 7th feature film following Harry, He's Here to Help (in competition in Cannes in 2000 and winner of four César awards in 2001 including Best Director and Best Actor), Lemming [+see also:
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(also in competition on the Croisette in 2005), News from Planet Mars [+see also:
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(out of competition in Berlin in 2016) and Only the Animals [+see also:
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(Giornate degli Autori in Venice in 2019).

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Heading the cast of his new film are Bastien Bouillon (nominated at the 2015 Lumière awards for Most Promising Actor for his work in High Society [+see also:
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, well received recently in Jumbo [+see also:
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) and Belgian director Bouli Lanners (seen recently in Love Songs for Tough Guys [+see also:
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and Nobody Has To Know [+see also:
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). Also in the cast are Anouk Grinberg (winner of the Best Actress award in Berlin in 1996, nominated for the Best Actress César award in 1992, 1994 and 1997, seen in July in Cannes and in French cinemas on 29 December in Deception [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud Desplechin
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), Pauline Serieys and Mouna Soualem.

Written by the director together with his frequent collaborator Gilles Marchand (nominated for the César award for Best Screenplay in 2001 for Human Resources and for Harry, He's Here to Help, and for Best Adaptation in 2020 for Only the Animals), based on an original idea by Pauline Guéna taken from her novel 18.3. Une année à la PJ, the script begin in the corridors of the criminal police, where it is said that every investigator has a crime that haunts them. There comes a day when he is assigned a case that hurts him more than the others, without him necessarily knowing why. It begins to spin in his head to the point of obsession. For Yohan, who has just been named squad leader in the Criminal Brigade in Grenoble, that case is the murder of Clara. For his investigation, Yohan teams up with a certain Marceau…

Produced by Barbara Letellier and Carole Scotta for Haut et Court, the film is co-produced by Belgian company Versus Productions. Pre-bought by Canal+, Ciné+ and the RTBF, the feature film is also supported by an advance of receipts from the CNC, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Wallimage, and the Cinéventure, Cinémage and Cinécap Soficas. The seven weeks of filming which will end on 1 December are taking place in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and in Île-de-France with Patrick Ghiringhelli as Director of Photography. French distribution will be handled by Haut et Court, and sales by Memento International.

For the record, Haut et Court currently has in post-production La Cour des miracles by Carine May and Hakim Zouhani (read the article) and Normale by Olivier Babinet (news).

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(Translated from French)

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