Other Angle's Unifrance RDV slate includes Berenice Bejo starred 'The Last Diamand,' Mona Achache's 'Gazelles'
PARIS — Boasting a full slate of French fare, Other Angle has closed further sales on “Babysitting,” Philippe Lacheau and Nicolas Benhamou’s French twist on “Project X.”
“Babysitting,” which is part of Other Angle’s roster for UniFrance’s three-day Rendez-vous mart, has been picked up by Russia (All Media), Belgium (Victory) and Switzerland (Praessens).
A comedy starring Philippe Lacheau, Gerard Jugnot and Clotilde Courau, “Babysitting” turns on an employee who is asked by his boss and his wife to babysit their son, an out-of-control teenage brat. The next morning, they receive a call from the police warning them that their son is missing and their villa has been trashed. The parents must watch found footage of the night’s events to find out what happened to their son.
Pic is produced by Christophe Cervoni (“Mobius”) and Marc Fiszman (“JCVD”), and will be released in Gaul by Universal in the spring.
Other Angle will also be showing “Gazelles,” Mona Achache’s follow-up to sleeper hit “Hedgehog.” The ensemble comedy follows the adventures of a thirty-something woman who breaks up with her longtime boyfriend to throw herself in the big pool of single life. Audrey Fleurot (“Intouchables”), Camille Chamoux and Josephine de Meaux star.
In the run up to the Rendez-vous, Other Angle acquired international sales rights to Yannick Saillet’s “Trapped,” a thriller about a patrol which gets ambushed during a mission. It toplines Pascal Elbe and Laurent Lucas. Patrick Gimenez (“RIF”) produced with Fabio Conversi (“La Grande Bellezza”).
“‘Trapped’ is a thriller mixing intrigue, action and romance, which makes it similar in tone to ‘Anthony Zimmer,'” said Albou.
At the Rendez-vous, Olivier Albou, Other Angle co-founder, said he’s looking to close major territories on Berenice Bejo starrer “The Last Diamond.” The thriller, set in a luxury hotel in Antwerp, turns on a ex-con on parole commissioned by a mafia-style boss to rob a historic jewel. Albou said the company is in discussions to sell the U.S., U.K. and Italy.
One of the rare auteur dramas handled by Other Angle, Michel Spinosa’s “His Wife,” which marks the reunion of real-life couple Yvan Attal (“Anthony Zimmer”) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (“Nymphomaniac”), will also play at the Rendez-vous. The drama centers on a widower who travels to India to meet with a young woman who claims to be possessed with the spirit of his late wife, who disappeared in strange circumstances.
Patrick Sobelman’s Agat Films & Cie is producing. Diaphana will release in France.