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'Controversial' Adele set for release in France

8 October 2013 7:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Wild Bunch Distribution awaits first figures to see whether controversy has impacted film’s performance at the box office.

Filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche may have declared he didn’t want Adèle: Chapter 1 & 2 to be released after a public bust-up with its co-stars over his directing techniques but it has been business as usual for the film’s French distributor Wild Bunch Distribution (Wbd).

The Palme d’Or-winning picture, also known as Blue is the Warmest Colour, opens on 300 screens across France tomorrow [Oct 9].

“We expect the film to seduce a wide audience in spite of its length (179 minutes) and it’s 12-certificate. Wherever it has played it has been hailed as a masterpiece. We’re aiming for at least 800,000 admissions,” Wbd chief Thierry Lacaze told ScreenDaily.

“The Palme d’Or put Adèle: Chapter 1 & 2 in a category apart in French cinema which also includes Under the Son of Satan, A Man and a Woman, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and most »

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