The musical will feature Mathieu Amalric, Mélanie Thierry, Josiane Balasko, Maïwenn, Denis Lavant and Jalil Lespert. An SBS production sold by Pyramide
On Monday 24 August, brothers Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu began shooting on Tralala, their 8th feature after, amongst others, To Paint or Make Love (in competition in Cannes in 2005), Le Voyage aux Pyrénées (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2008), Happy End (Piazza Grande in Locarno 2009), Love is the Perfect Crime (Toronto 2013) and 21 Nights with Pattie (Best Screenplay award in San Sebastian in 2015).
The cast includes Mathieu Amalric (soon to appear in The French Dispatch), Mélanie Thierry (nominated in the Best Actress category at the 2019 Césars for Memoir of War; recently seen in Da 5 Bloods), Josiane Balasko (nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 2020 Césars for By the Grace of God; soon in La pièce rapportée), Maïwenn (in cinemas on October 28 in DNA and soon in Sœurs), Denis Lavant (who will appear in theatres on 18 October in Gagarin) and Jalil Lespert (on October 7 in L’enfant rêvé and in January in Beasts).
Written by Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu, the screenplay of what will be their first musical film tells the crazy misadventures of Tralala, a lost 48 year-old singer-songwriter who decides to go in search of the Virgin Mary. On his road, he miraculously discovers the music of a so-called Pat, a guitarist gone missing, and he takes on his identity with his mother.
Produced by Kevin Chneiweiss and Saïd Ben Saïd for SBS Productions, Tralala is co-produced and has been pre-bought by Arte France Cinéma. The feature, which has also benefited from the CNC’s support for genre films, will be shooting until mid-October in Lourdes. The score will be composed by Philippe Katerine. As for the choreography, it will be designed by Mathilde Monnier. Both French distribution and international sales will be handled by Pyramide.
As a reminder, SBS currently has in post-production both Benedetta, by Paul Verhoeven, and Nora, by Hafsia Herzi.