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Iconoclast To Produce Karim Boukercha’s Feature Debut

16 January 2017 1:10 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Iconoclast Films, the Paris company which co-produced New York indie icons Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Heaven Knows What,” is set to produce the yet-to-be-titled feature debut of French director Karim Boukercha, who co-penned Costa-Gavras’ “Capital” and  Romain Gavras’  “Our Day Will Come.”

The feature will expand on Boukercha’s “Group Violence,” starring Vincent Cassel, and so inevitably one of the highest-profile shorts at this year’s Unifrance’s MyFrenchFilmFestival online event. Also produced by Iconoclast, the short, boasting a well-crafted structure, tells the tale of an infamous small-time crook who now needs to return to street crime in order to confirm that he doesn’t belong there anymore. The character is played by Cassel, as a nod to the character he played in Mathieu Kassovitz’s “La Haine.”

“I wanted to do something that isn’t too visually realistic aiming to create a certain distance from the subject. I »

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