The movie portrays a charismatic thirtysomething single mother (Emilie Dequenne) who gets “hired” by the far-right party to become its representative in an underprivileged town in Northern France. The film sparked uproar within the real-life National Front party.
The deal was made between Distrib Films U.S.’s co-founder Francois Scippa-Kohn and Camille Neel at Le Pacte.
Scippa-Kohn said the film was a fiction very closely inspired by the last electoral French campaign that saw right wing leader Marine Le Pen reach a peak in polls.
“We’re thrilled to be working on this movie which has a particular take on society’s illnesses and dangerous passion for extremism. Lucas Belvaux has always been a very singular and powerful voice for political