‘Magnetic Beats’ Director Sets ‘De Grace’ for Mediawan, Arte

Vincent Maël Cardona, whose 2021 pic “Magnetic Beats” gained a prize at Cannes’ Administrators Fortnight and a Cesar Award for greatest first movie, is about to direct “De Grâce,” a sprawling crime thriller unfolding within the northern French port metropolis of Le Havre.

The sequence is being co-produced and commissioned by Arte France (“En thérapie,” “Actual People”), and is produced by Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin (“Two of Us,” “The Velvet Queen”) at Ego Productions, a Mediawan firm. Belgium’s Savage Movies is co-producing. Mediawan Rights is representing the present in worldwide markets.

Set to begin taking pictures on location in Le Havre on Aug. 8, “De Grâce” encompasses a robust ensemble solid together with Olivier Gourmand (“The Minister”), Margot Bancilhon (“5”), Panayotis Pascot (“Mon chien stupide”), Pierre Lottin (“Notre-Dame on Hearth”), Astrid Whettnall (“Baron noir”), Philippe Rebbot.(“L’amour flou”) and French rapper Gringe.

“De Grâce,” penned by Maxime Crupaux (“Cherif”) and Baptiste Fillon, tells the story of Pierre Leprieur (Gourmand), a native of Le Havre who has turn into a well known political determine extremely revered inside the area people of dockers. One evening, as he’s celebrating his sixtieth birthday with shut buddies, his oldest son is arrested whereas driving a automotive he borrowed from his brother with one kilogram of cocaine on board. After asking his daughter, a legal lawyer, to tackle the case, Pierre embarks on a journey to seek out those that are answerable for what occurred to his sons, satisfied that he’s goal of a conspiracy. His quest, nonetheless, leads him on a downward path exposing darkish household secrets and techniques.

“It is a very formidable challenge which shall be directed by some of the gifted filmmakers of his era and it will likely be each a criminal offense thriller and household drama with some noir parts,” stated Fleurantin, whose manufacturing credit embrace the award-winning drama sequence “Zone Blanche,” in addition to Filippo Meneghetti’s “Two of Us” which gained the Cesar Award for greatest first movie in 2021 and “The Velvet Queen” which gained this 12 months’s Cesar Award for greatest documentary. Fleurantin can also be the co-founder of Les Arcs European Movie Competition.

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