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Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal Spend ‘One Night’ with Lucas Belvaux

Real-life couple Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal will once again share the lead, this time in Belgian director Lucas Belvaux eighth feature film which is set to begin filming next month in the North of France in Le Havre. Titled Une nuit (One Night) this sees thesps Nicole Garcia and Natacha Régnier (who starred in the Cannes selected La Raison du plus faible) fill out the supporting roles. Attal starred in Belvaux’s last picture Rapt (2009) which will be released stateside on July 12th.

Real-life couple Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal will once again share the lead, this time in Belgian director Lucas Belvaux eighth feature film which is set to begin filming next month in the North of France in Le Havre. Titled Une nuit (One Night) this sees thesps Nicole Garcia and Natacha Régnier (who starred in the Cannes selected La Raison du plus faible) fill out the supporting roles. Attal starred in Belvaux’s last picture Rapt (2009) which will be released stateside on July 12th.

Gist: Inspired by Didier Decoin’s novel “Est-ce ainsi que les femmes meurent?”, this is the story of a wife (Charlotte Gainsbourg) who discovers that her husband is one of the witnesses of a crime scene.

Worth Noting: The Gainsbourg-Attal pair of previously starred together in such films as My Wife is an Actress (2001) and in …And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004).

Do We Care?: Like several French filmmakers who started off as actors before directing, Belvaux shifts back and forth between the trades and we can bet that the quality level will be there in the performances. We’ll be keeping an eye out for this one towards the end of the 2011 calender year.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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