Hungarian director Bela Tarr spoke to journalists at the 37th Hungarian Film Weekin
The film, which is to begin shooting in March, is now aFrench-German-Hungarian co-production featuring an international cast. Tilda Swinton will star oppositeCzech actor Miroslav Krobot.The cast also features British actress Leah Williams and Hungarian stars Janos Derzsi and Istvan Lenart. German cameramanFred Kelemen is the Director of Photography. Tarr and Laszlo Krasznahorkaiwrote the script based on a novel by Georges Simenon.
Co-production companies are T.T. Filmmuhelyfrom the Hungarian side, 13 Productions from
The film will shoot in
The producers hope the names of Swinton,Simenon and Tarr will helpsell the film at the box office. The project does not yet have a globaldistributor.
The film will be shot in English, French and Hungarian.Support from the French National Film Centre requires that 51% of the dialoguebe in French.
Tarr told journalist that hereceived word of Balsan's suicide two days before hewas to begin shooting in
Tarr returned to
Tarr has cut the project's budget,originally $5.9m (Euros 5m), by $838,494 (Euros 700,000) and cut thenumber of shooting days.