According to our information, Pierre Salvadori is to shoot his eighth feature, Dans la cour (lit. "In the courtyard") , from October 8 to mid-December in Paris. The film is to star Catherine Deneuve (on the set of Elle s'en va this summer - read more, and on October 17 to appear in Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia) and Gustave Kervern (who directed Le grand soir and is now to appear in his first big role as an actor). This latest film by the director of Priceless (2.15 million admissions in France in 2006) is also to feature Pio Marmaï (A Happy Event, Nights with Theodore, Alyah) and Féodor Atkine.
In the screenplay, written by Pierre Salvadori with David Colombo-Léotard, 40-year-old musician Antoine abruptly decides to end his career. After a few days wandering, he finds a job as a doorman. Mathilde, a young retiree, discovers a worrying crack in her living room wall. Her worry gradually grows into panic. What if the building were about to fall down? Antoine slowly befriends this woman who he fears is about to become mad. With all their sideslips and worries, they will form a clumsy, comic, yet united duo, which will help them, perhaps, to overcome this tough period in their lives.
Produced by Philippe Martin for Les Films Pelléas (who have produced all of Pierre Salvadori's features since Wild Target in 1993, including Les Apprentis and Après vous), Dans la cour is to be co-produced by France 2 Cinéma. Pre-acquired by Canal + and Ciné +, the film is to be distributed in France and sold internationally by Wild Bunch.
Les Films Pelléas also currently have Serge Bozon's Tip Top (with Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Kiberlain, and François Damiens - read more) and Nicole Garcia's Il est parti dimanche (with Louise Bourgoin - read more) in post-production, and on Wednesday are to release Elie Wajeman's very promising Alyah, a feature that was discovered at the last Directors' Fortnight in Cannes (read the review).
Translated from French
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