Just about everything we’ve seen of this film has been in French, with no subtitles; and that’s because it’s a French film with no announced plans at the moment for any releases in English-language markets.
But we continue to follow it, in the event that it does travel; but also because we’re high on it! And we do have French readers, so I’m sure they certainly appreciate the coverage.
Here are 3 new clips (not subtitled unfortunately) from Sylvain White’s upcoming new feature – his last outing since The Losers in 2010 – which is an adaptation of French author Jean-Christophe Grangé’s thriller Miserere.
Here’s a description of the project which is now titled La marque des anges (The Mark of Angels).
Paris. A choir master is found mysteriously murdered in a
church, his eardrums blown out. Investigating is homicide Police
Commander LIONEL KASDAN, just-retired but desperate to come back to
action. Kasdan teams with Interpol Captain FRANK SALEK, a short-tempered
younger cop. Together, they try to uncover the secrets of an
international organization and crack this unusual case, leading to the
captain’s childhood and a dark secret from his past.
It’s said to be quite dark and macabre, and one of author
Jean-Christophe’s best and most disturbing thrillers, that involves human scientific experiments and much more.
In Sylvain White’s adaptation, Gérard Depardieu plays the veteran cop, and French rapper-turned-actor Joeystarr is the short-tempered younger cop.
From the looks of it, comparisons to films like Seven will probably happen.
Pathé International screened previews of the fim for distributors at the European Film Market at the 63rd Berlinale 3 months ago. No word on what international territories it’s been sold to, but I can tell you that it’ll open in France on June 26.
Thierry Lhermitte, Belgian actress Helena Noguerra, and Swiss actress Marthe Keller round out what appears to be a rather strong cast.
Produced by Stéphane Sperry for Liaison Films, the all-French production of Miserere was made for €15m (or about $20 million), with backing from Pathé Films, as well as pre-sales by Canal + and Ciné+.
The film was shot mostly in Paris, and a few locations in Belgium as well.
It’s good to see
Sylvain getting behind the camera for another feature film again.
Let’s hope it travels.
While we wait, here’s are 3 new clips from the film, giving you more of an idea of what to expect: