37th Wallimage session: Welcome to Wallonia!

  • 02.02.2010

Symbolically, it is a strong gesture: the 2008/2009 all around French box office champion decided to shoot his next film almost completely over here! After Bienvenu chez les Ch’tis,Dany Boon was welcomed by the Wallimage Board of Directors with open arms. Now, Rien à déclarer could have been named “Welcome to Wallonia”, since it is set at the Macquenoise customs office and in the region of Chimay, and especially since it has a marvellous cast, if we may say so: there is Dany Boon, of course, but with him are Benoît Poelvoorde, Bouli Lanners, François Damiens and Olivier Gourmet! Sounds like a catalogue with all the best Walloon actors..
This session was presented with a first: the return of a previously approved application which had been abandoned in the meantime due to the disappearance of the French producer! Bye, bye, Blondie by the fiery Virginie Despentes comes back to us, this time co-produced in Belgium by Frakas but working closely together with Tarantula, the former producer. Soon Emmanuelle Béart and Béatrice Dalle should walk the streets of Liège…