Studiocanal, the film-tv production-distribution affiliate of Vivendi
’s Canal Plus Group, will bring onto the market at Berlin one of France’s biggest plays of the year: “Un peuple, et son roi” (“One Nation, One King”), which Studiocanal
will open in France on Sept. 26.
Budgeted at €16.9 million ($20.8 million), “One Nation
, One King
” is director Pierre Schoeller
’s (“The Minister”) attempt to convey the scale of events of the 1789 French Revolution from the point of view of ordinary people, who for the first time were able to power events and develop a national consciousness instead of remaining passive victims.
Those revolutionaries are represented by two of France’s most-awarded young leads: Gaspard Ulliel
, who won a best actor Cesar Award for Xavier Dolan
’s “It’s Only the End of the World,” and Adèle Haenel
, Cesar-nominated four times in the last decade, winning supporting actress for “Suzanne” and actress for “Love at First Fight
.” Olivier Gourmet