Movie premieres March 23: ER, Brigade, Secret Time… – Actus Ciné

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez…

What is it about ? Will Sharp, a decorated veteran, recruits the only unreliable man, his half-brother Danny, to find money to pay his wife’s medical bills. The latest, charismatic perennial criminal, instead of giving him money, offers him a chance…

Did you know ? ER is a remake of the 2005 Danish film of the same name by Lauritz Munch-Petersen. When the project appeared in 2015, it was rumored that Phillip Noyce (Salt) would direct, then Aaron Keshales and Navot Papushado, to whom we owe the Big Bad Wolves. Things ultimately went wrong until Michael Bay revived the project in late 2020.

Mystery Time by Christophe Barratier

Leo Campion, Guillaume de Tonquedec, Melanie Dute…

What is it about ? Marseille, July 1905. The young Marcel Pagnol had just completed his elementary studies. In three months, he will enter “high school”. Three months… an eternity for your age. Because now the holidays are real, big!

Did you know ? 32 years after My Father’s Glory and My Mother’s Castle, directed by Yves Robert and produced by Claude Berry, the sequel to Marcel Pagnol’s childhood memories has finally been adapted for cinema. Christophe Barratier (“Chorists”, “War of the Buttons”) took on this third part, “The Time of Secrets” previewed at L’Alpe d’Huez, in a special session.

Brigade of Louis-Julien Petit

With Audrey Lamy, Francois Cluzet, Chantal Neuvir…

What is it about ? Since childhood, Katie dreamed of opening her own restaurant. But at the age of forty, things did not go as planned, and she is forced to take a job as a canteen in a home for young migrants. His dream still seems elusive…or does it?

Did you know ? Since filming his previous social comedy The Invisibles (2019), Louis-Julien Petit has been very interested in the issue of integration in all its forms in France. At the same time, his producer Lisa Benguigi introduced him to Sophie Bensadoun, a screenwriter and documentary filmmaker, who had the idea to write a feature film on the theme of integrating foreign unaccompanied minors through cooking.

Author’s mother Sylvie Odker

Karine Viart, Darren Muslet, Sameer Gesmi…

What is it about ? Alina never managed to mourn her son, who died at the age of 17 in a fight. When she accidentally meets her assailant, fresh out of prison, she decides to devise a plan for revenge. As determined as she is, Alyn begins to have doubts when she recognizes the young man.

Did you know ? Experienced screenwriter Sylvie Audcoeur is directing his first feature film, Une mère, after two short films (Separation and Paris-Pantin). The film’s starting point was born from a question that had haunted the director for a long time: how do we forgive? She explains: “From there I said to myself: what is the worst thing that can happen to us? And therefore the most difficult thing for us to forgive? That someone is killing our child.”

About Our Wounded Brothers Eliera Cistern

Vincent Lacoste, Vicki Krieps, Jules Langlade…

What is it about ? 1954, Helene and Fernand fall in love with each other. With him, she leaves for Algiers, discovers his beauty and Fernand’s affection for his country. As Algeria and France are torn apart, their lives are turned upside down. The true story of a couple’s struggle for freedom.

Did you know ? Of Our Wounded Brothers is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joseph Andras, published in May 2016 by Actes Sud and won the Prix Goncourt for its first novel. Elier Cisterna’s companion, Catell Quillevere, told him about the book.

The Tropic of Violence by Manuel Shapira

Gilles-Alain Ngalamou Hippocrates, Celine Sallette, Dali Benssala…

What is it about ? Mayotte, Forgotten Territory of the Republic. When his mother dies, young Moses joins the slums, inhabited by miners left to fend for themselves. There he meets Bruce, the tyrannical and unpredictable leader of the clan. On this burning island, Moses’ fate changes.

Did you know ? Tropic of Violence is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Natacha Appana. It was Delphine de Vigan, with whom Manuel Shapira wrote the screenplay, who introduced the director to this book. The latter, who on this occasion signs his first feature film, admits: “This highly charged romance, both beautiful and heavy, takes place in Mayotte, the poorest French department in France that we have never heard of.”

Bruno Reidal, the confession of the murderer of Vincent Le Port

With Dimitri Doré, Jean-Luc Vincent, Roman Vildieu…

What is it about ? September 1, 1905 A 17-year-old seminarian was arrested for the murder of a 12-year-old child. To understand his gesture, the doctors ask him to talk about his life from childhood to the day of the crime.

Did you know ? The film is inspired by a news story that happened in Cantal in 1905. Young and weak 17-year-old seminarian Bruno Reidal beheaded a 13-year-old child. The body was found outside a small village. Le Grand Jour du Lièvre Dace Riduz, Maris Brinkmanis A program of 4 animated puppet films from Studios AB.

Compatible with Patrick Attali, Thibaut Misch

With Samir Harrag, Hisham Harrag, Agnes Godi…

What is it about ? Deborah and Rashid grew up in the suburbs of Lyon, where everyone knows each other. Their respective religions and cultures put pressure on them and forbid their nascent love.

Shadow of Lies by Booley Lanners

Starring Michelle Fairley, Booley Lanners, Andrew Still…

What is it about ? Phil went into exile in a small Presbyterian community on the Isle of Lewis, in the north of Scotland. One night he had a stroke, which caused him to lose his memory. Back on the island, he finds Millie, a woman from the community who cares for him.

Did you know ? The Isle of Lewis is an independent character in the film. A special place compared to the rest of Scotland where, given its remoteness from the rest of the country, Gaelic culture remains very strong and tourism is underdeveloped.

Great Day of the Hare Dace Riduse, Maris Brinkmanis

What is it about ? Program of 4 animated puppet films by Studios AB :

– Les Petits pois Dace Riduse (2020, 14′): Eight peas enjoy the warmth of their cozy pods. But a hungry worm disturbs their peace!

– “Great Day of the Hare” by Dace Riduse (2015, 10 minutes): Easter is approaching. The whole Rabbit family is working hard to get the eggs ready on time!

– Vaikiki by Maris Brinkmanis (2017, 10′): One evening in a pastry shop, a chocolate truffle falls off a shelf and lands on a plate of sweets.

– “Mote” by Dace Riduse (2018, 13′): As soon as a little boy leaves his room, little motes come out of their hiding place and live a good life.

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