Les gens d’à côté

My New Friends
Lucie is a police forensics specialist. Since her partner died, she has led a solitary life. One day, a young couple moves into the house next door with their little daughter. As Lucie gets to know the three better and starts to grow fond of them, she discovers that the father, Yann, is an anti-police activist with a long criminal record. Lucie finds herself caught in a moral dilemma between her professional ethics and her desire to support this family. Her certainties begin to falter.
by André Téchiné
with Isabelle Huppert, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Hafsia Herzi, Romane Meunier
France 2024 French, Subtitles: English 85' Colour World premiere

With

  • Isabelle Huppert (Lucie)
  • Nahuel Pérez Biscayart (Yann)
  • Hafsia Herzi (Julia)
  • Romane Meunier (Rose)

Crew

DirectorAndré Téchiné
ScreenplayAndré Téchiné, Régis de Martrin-Donos
CinematographyGeorges Lechaptois
EditingAlbertine Lastera
MusicOlivier Marguerit
SoundVincent Goujon, Loïc Prian, Cyril Hotz
Production DesignLise Péault
CostumesKhadija Zeggaï
ProducersSylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon

Produced by

Les Films du Worso

Paris, France

World Sales

Pyramide International

Paris, France

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André Téchiné

Born in 1943, the director has worked with some of France’s most renowned actors including Isabelle Adjani, Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert. His films address topics including life in the countryside, marginalised sexuality and the bonds of love and family. His work has already been invited to the Berlinale Competition a number of times, most recently in 2019 with L’adieu à la nuit.

Filmography (selection)

1969 Paulina s’en va (Paulina is Leaving) 1975 Souvenir d’en France (French Provincial) 1976 Barocco 1979 Les sœurs Brontë (Die Schwestern Brontë) 1981 Hôtel des Amériques (Begegnung in Biarritz) 1983 La matiouette 1985 Rendez-vous 1986 Le lieu du crime (Schauplatz des Verbrechens) 1987 Les innocents (Die Unschuldigen) 1991 J’embrasse pas (I Don’t Kiss) 1993 Ma saison préferée (Meine liebste Jahreszeit) · Tous les garçons et les filles de leur Âge: „Le Chêne et le Roseau“; series 1994 Les roseaux sauvages (The Wild Reeds) 1996 Les voleurs (Thieves) 1998 Alice et Martin (Alice and Martin) 2000 Loin (Far Away) 2002 Les égarés (Strayed) 2004 Les temps qui changent (Changing Times) 2006 Les témoins (The Witnesses) 2008 La fille du RER (The Girl on the Train) 2010 Impardonnables (Unforgivable) 2013 L’homme qu’on amait trop (In the Name of My Daughter) · Nous irons tous à Paimpol 2016 Quand on a 17 ans (Being 17) · Nos années folles (Golden Years) 2019 L’adieu à la nuit (Farewell to the Night) 2022 Les âmes sœurs (Soul Mates) 2024 Les gens d’à côté (My New Friends)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Dates

Mon Feb 19 18:30

Zoo Palast 1

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Tue Feb 20 12:00

Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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Wed Feb 21 12:30

Verti Music Hall

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Sun Feb 25 16:00

Cubix 5

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