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Filmmakers' bumpy weekend in Paris became 'Le Week-End'
Filmmakers' bumpy weekend in Paris became 'Le Week-End'

Director Roger Michell and writer Hanif Kureishi were on a worldwide promotional tour for "Venus," the 2006 film that earned Peter O'Toole his last Oscar nomination, when the two collaborators' seemingly nonstop travel schedule hatched the concept for a new film. "We had lots of airplane flights and came up with this idea of a couple going to Paris for 48 hours as a very easy and beautiful structure," Michell said. He and Kureishi decided to take their own 48-hour trip to Paris to outline the characters and the plot. The result is "Le Week-End," opening Friday, in which Lindsay Duncan (in a British Independent Film Award-winning performance) and...

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