Paris-based SND has boarded “An Indian Tale” (“Un conte Indien”), a culture-clash comedy starring Belgian thesp Benoit Poelvoorde (“The Brand New Testament”) and Hindi actor Pitobash Tripathy (“Shor in the City”).
Directed by Héctor Cabello Reyes, “An Indian Tale” is produced by Léonard Glowinski (“The Diving Bell & The Butterfly”) at 22h22 and Philippe Carcassonne (“Gemma Bovery”) at Ciné-@. UMedia Production (“The Artist”) in Belgium is co-producing.
“An Indian Tale” is a high-concept comedy set at the French/Belgium border and laced with a social undertone and absurd humor.
Poelvoorde toplines as a grumpy bachelor living in a small town in Northern France, who crosses path with a lost and lonely Indian man (Tripathy) after a cow falls from the sky. Alexandra Lamy (“Ricky”) also stars.
Poelvoorde, one of France’s leading actors who has earned three Cesar nominations, most recently starred in Jaco van Dormael’s Golden-Globe nominated “The Brand New Testament.”
“Héctor Cabello Reyes has written a subtle, funny and very positive cultural clash comedy and we are thrilled to be part of this movie. The story is universal and audiences around the world will relate to our characters,” said Charlotte Boucon, topper of SND’s international sales.
Added Boucon, “Benoît Poelvoorde is the perfect choice to portray Pierre, a man with rough edges and a heart of gold: his comic timing is paired with the amazing ability to move the audience. Paired with Pitobash, this an exciting promise of a wonderful odd couple comedy.”
The film is shooting in France and Belgium.