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Huppert Captured by Brillante Mendoza’s next film

French sales outfit Film Distribution is to handle sales on new Brillante Mendoza project Captured.

French sales outfit Film Distribution is to handle sales on new Brillante Mendoza project Captured, which stars French acting legend Isabelle Huppert. The film is being produced through Swift Productions.

The film tells the story of Therese Bourgoine, a French volunteer humanitarian on the island of Palawan in the Philippines, who is kidnapped by an extremist group of Muslim men fighting for the independence of Muslim Mindanao, the “Abu Sayyaf Group” (ASG).

“I am very excited to work again with Brillante Mendoza, one of the most famous Asian directors, on his next movie Captured and Isabelle Huppert, one of the most talented and world famous French actresses. I am very grateful of Films Distribution support on this ambitious film,” commented Didier Costet, CEO of Swift.

“We have been following Brillante Mendoza’s work from the beginning, every movie has been more impressive than the previous one and we feel extremely lucky to come on board as the international sales company for Captured, his next movie,” said Nicolas Brigaud Robert of Films Distribution.

“We believe that this is a story with strong international potential and we feel that Isabelle Huppert brings European marquee value to this Asian movie.”

Filipino director Mendoza won a Best Director award in Cannes for his film, Kinatay. His most recent film Lola screened in Venice.

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  • I had the great pleasure of participating in the making of this film. No expense was spared, the casts of both captors and hostages traveled through several provinces within the Philippines to find the right settings for the specific scenes. Knowing Director Mendoza, this will be a well received movie within the cinema world! Sit back and enjoy!

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