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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #84. Axelle Roppert’s Tirez la langue, mademoiselle

Tirez la langue, mademoiselle

Director/Writer: Axelle Roppert
Producer(s): Les Films Pelléas’ David Thion
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Louise Bourgoin, Cédric Kahn, Laurent Stocker

2013 is going to be a stellar year for writer/director Axelle Roppert. We first discovered her in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight section debuting her first film – a smart family drama called The Wolberg Family (2010), but what makes her a mandatory figure to watch out for is that she might show up in Cannes this year with not one, but two projects. She wrote Tip Top for director Serge Bozon, and she directed Tirez la langue, mademoiselle translated as “Stick Out Your Tongue” – in reference to what one might do during a routine check-up. This has Louise Bourgoin (pictured above in random pic) in the lead role.

Gist: This is about two very close brothers, both doctors in Paris. They are both passionate about their profession and together dedicate all their time to their patients, much to the detriment of their practice’s financial health. But one day, they meet a diabetic girl and fall in love with her mother. Both falling in love with the same woman will disrupt what had seemed to be such a solid relationship.

Release Date: Shooting began in October, but the Cannes Film Festival is not out of reach.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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