The Vanished President is now in post-production

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РJacques Gamblin and Andr̩ Dussollier direct the casting of the first feature film by Jean-Marc Peyrefitte, produced by Dibona Films and Pan Europ̩enne

Actors Jacques Gamblin and André Dussollier (© Georges Biard / Boungawa)

Now in post-production, Jean-Marc Peyrefittefirst feature film by The missing president enjoys a casting led by Jacques Gamblin (awarded the Silver Bear for Best Actor in Berlin in 2002, nominated for the 2009 and 2011 Cesar Awards for Best Actor for The first day of the rest of your life [+see also:
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and The names of love [+see also:
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, and who also filmed The great Escape earlier this year) and André Dussollier (which won the César for Best Actor in 1988 and Best Supporting Actor in 1993 and 2002, and which will be on tour from September 8 in Black Box [+see also:
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and from September 22 in the competitor of Cannes Everything went well [+see also:
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). The two actors play two major figures on the French political scene in 1920: the President of the Republic Paul Deschanel and Georges Clémenceau (nicknamed Le Tigre), who was Prime Minister between 1906 and 1909, then again from 1917 to 1920.

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The cast also includes Christian Hecq, Cyril Couton, Astrid Whettnall, Laura Benson, Anna mouglalis, Patrick d’Assumçao, Marie-Elisabeth Cornet, Lola naymark, Alexandre von sivers and Olivier Claverie.

Written by Jean-Marc Peyrefitte and Marc Syrigas with Christophe Duthuron as an artistic advisor, the story revolves around a given question: “How could we elect a man who wanted to abolish the death penalty, give women the right to vote and allow the colonies their independence?” ? a question that was asked by Georges Clemenceau, who has just lost the presidential election, against all odds, facing an unknown opponent by the name of Paul Deschanel. This new president is throwing himself into his brand new role, and although the task is immense and the pressure intolerable, his first steps are making a strong impression. But the cynicism of the political world, the game played by the institutions and the brutality of the media campaigns catch up with it and quickly derail it. And then, one evening, he fell from a train and passed out in the air …

The missing president is produced by Jeremy Zelnik and Tancred Ramonet from Dibona Films and by Camille Gentet for Pan European production, in co-production with Orange Studio, Tandem, Belgian company Bad Men North (Benoit roland), Dark Time and Flame Movie. Pre-purchased by Canal +, Cinema +, BeTV / VOO and Proximus, the feature film also benefits from the support of the Île-de-France and Pays de la Loire regions, and the companies SOFICA Cinémage, Cinéventure, Cofimage, La Banque Postale Image, Palatine and Indéfilms.

Ending on July 31, the shooting took place in settings such as the Elysée Palace, the Quai d’Orsay, the conference room of the Palace of Versailles, the Palace of Champs-sur-Marne and the house of Clemenceau in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard in the Vendée region. Photography is courtesy of Lubomir Bakchev (who has already worked with Abdellatif Kechiche and on seasons 3, 4 and 5 of The office), the scenography is Jeremy Duchier (who won the César 2017 in its category for Chocolate [+see also:
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) and the costumes are those of Isabelle mathieu.

The French distribution and international sales of the film were jointly acquired by Tandem and Orange Studio.

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(Translated from French)

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