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Gentleman’s Club: Melanie Laurent Finds Prized Possessions in “Sulak”

Gentleman’s Club: Melanie Laurent Finds Prized Possessions in “Sulak”

After teaming with the French filmmaker with The Mad Women’s Ball (Le bal des folles) a TIFF selection in 2021, Amazon Prime Video France will back SulakMelanie Laurent‘s next feature film. Produced by Pitchipoï Productions’ Alain Goldman, production begins this summer in Paris and southern France this summer. Screen Daily reports that Lucas Bravo takes the lead role. Laurent is coming off the crime caper Voleuses – which starred herself, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Isabelle Adjani. That filmed is slated for a November release via Netflix – which means that too could land at TIFF just prior.

Co-written by Laurent with regular writing partner Christophe Deslandes, this tells the story of Bruno Sulak, a notorious real-life French criminal known for his non-violent heists on multiple jewelry stores in the 1980s. Sulak managed to escape from prison several times in order to reunite with his lover and accomplice, becoming public enemy number one in the process.

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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