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Picturehouse and Altitude acquire French thriller LA FRENCH


We are pleased to announce that Picturehouse Entertainment (the distribution arm of Picturehouse Cinemas) and Altitude Film Distribution have jointly acquired the UK distribution rights to LA FRENCH starring Jean Dujardin.

A stylish thriller set in 1970s and early 1980s Marseilles, the film is based on the true story of magistrate Pierre Michel’s six year battle to bring down a powerful drug ring led by infamous gangster Tany Zempa. LA FRENCH is produced by Alain Goldman (LA VIE EN ROSE) and directed by Cédric Jimenez, while Jean Dujardin (THE ARTIST) plays Michel opposite Gilles Lellouche (POINT BLANK) as Zempa.

LA FRENCH marks the first joint acquisition between Picturehouse Entertainment and Altitude Film Distribution.

Picturehouse Entertainment Director of Programming & Acquisitions Clare Binns said: “I am excited to bring this cool French film to a UK audience, combining as it does a top notch script, an eye for period detail and an amazing team in front of and behind the camera. Will’s a friend and an absolute star of the UK industry, and I’ve been looking for a way to work with Altitude for a while now. It should make for a beautiful friendship.”

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