An apparently friendly relationship between a doctor and his Bulgarian cleaning lady turns into a vicious power game when her daughter disappears with the doctor’s son, in Sylvie Michel’s thriller Clean (working title), which is currently filming in Berlin. Co-scripted by Michel with Razvan Radulescu and Melissa de Raaf, the film is produced by Thanassis Karathanos and Karl Baumgartner for Pallas Film.
Kadija Leclère is on the last leg of shooting her debut feature The Bag Of Flour, starring Hafsia Herzi, alongside Hiam Abbas and Smaïn, as a 10-year-old girl who is torn away from her environment in Belgium by her father and left in Morocco. Produced by Tchin-Tchin, Compagnie Cinématographique Européenne with Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, and Sahara Productions, the $3.1m drama received financial backing from RTBF, the Belgian French Community, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Wallonie Bruxelles Images and the Moroccan Film Centre. Shooting started in Belgium (on February 14) and will complete in Morocco on March 23. A sales agent and distributors have yet to be announced.
A fifty-something former professional footballer who takes on an amateur team is at the centre of Olivier Dahan’s comedy Les Seigneurs. Dahan collaborated on the screenplay with Philippe de Chauveron, Marc de Chauveron and Isaac Sharry, and the cast includes José Garcia, Gad Elmaleh, and Franck Dubosc among others.
Sharry produces for Vito Films with co-production support from TF1 and pre-acquisition from Canal +. Shooting is scheduled to start on April 12 (for 12 weeks) on locations in Paris and the Breton island of Molène. Warner Bros. will release the comedy on April 11, 2012.