Magazine article Screen International

Jean Becker's 'Le Collier Rouge' Heads to China

Magazine article Screen International

Jean Becker's 'Le Collier Rouge' Heads to China

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EXCLUSIVE: WW1 drama will be released in China in 2018.

France TV Distribution (FTD) has sealed its first sales on French director Jean Becker's First World War drama Le Collier Rouge, starring François Cluzet (pictured, left) and Nicolas Duvauchelle (pictured, right).

The film has been acquired by Hugo East for release in China in 2018 and has also started drawing in European buyers with a pre-sale to Spain's Contracorriente.

Adapted from the 2014 novel by Jean-Christophe Rufin, the tale revolves around the interrogation of a young French man, once hailed as a war hero, who has fallen from grace after committing a strange crime. Cluzet plays the judge and Duvauchelle the disgraced soldier. Belgian actress Sophie Verbeek recently signed to play the young man's devoted lover. …

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