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Karim Leklou and Leïla Bekhti head the cast of Un cœur en abîme

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- Alongside Louise Bourgoin and Jean-Charles Clichet, the duo has just completed filming on the feature debut from Guillaume Bureau, produced by Avenue B with Frakas and sold by Bac

Karim Leklou and Leïla Bekhti head the cast of Un cœur en abîme
Actor Karim Leklou and actress Leïla Bekhti

Shot from 5 August to 15 September, Un cœur en abîme, the feature debut from Guillaume Bureau is now in post-production. Heading the cast are two rising stars of French cinema: Karim Leklou (winner of the 2019 César award for Most Promising Actor for his role in The World Is Yours [+see also:
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, currently in French cinemas in The Stronghold [+see also:
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and The Third War [+see also:
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interview: Giovanni Aloi
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, on screens next year in Playground [+see also:
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interview: Laura Wandel
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and La Goutte d’Or) and Leïla Bekhti (appreciated recently in the series The Eddy [+see also:
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, currently in cinemas in The Restless [+see also:
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and The Third War). Also in the cast are Louise Bourgoin (well-received in I Am A Soldier [+see also:
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interview: Laurent Larivière
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, The White Knights [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Lafosse
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and in the series Hippocrate, among other works) and Jean-Charles Clichet (a stand-out in Anaïs in Love [+see also:
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interview: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet
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and in the series Mytho, soon in En roue libre and Viens je t’emmène).

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Written by Guillaume Bureau in collaboration with Robin Campillo (winner of the César award for Best Original Screenplay in 2018 for BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
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interview: Robin Campillo
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and for Best Adaptation in 2009 for The Class [+see also:
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interview: Carole Scotta
interview: Laurent Cantet
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]
), the script revolves around the disappearance of Julien Delaunay in a battlefield during World War I. His wife, Julie, has never wanted to believe that he was dead. When a newspaper publishes the portrait of a vagrant suffering from amnesia, Julie is convinced that he is Julien. They find and learn to love each other again. But another woman claims the vagrant to be her husband…

Produced by Caroline Bonmarchand for Avenue B Productions, Un cœur en abîme is co-produced by Belgian company Frakas Productions. Pre-bought by Canal+, Ciné+, the RTBF and Proximus, the feature film is supported by the Bourgogne and Pays de la Loire regions, where the six weeks of filming took place (with Colin Lévêque from Belgium as director of photography), as well as by the SG Image, Indéfilms and Cofimage Soficas. The editing will be handled by Nicolas Desmaison and the music composed by Romain Trouillet. French distribution and international sales will be handled by Bac Films.

For the record, Avenue B Productions revealed in Cannes’ Critics’ Week last July the excellent film Softie [+see also:
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by Samuel Theis (released in France on 9 March next year), and will unveil in Warsaw and Ghent its co-production The Hive [+see also:
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interview: Christophe Hermans
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]
from Belgian director Christophe Hermans. The production company is also behind Dunes Dreams by Samuel Doux (news) and L’origine du mal de Sébastien Marnier (news). which is currently in post-production.

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(Translated from French)

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