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First Look At Omar Sy ("Intouchables") In Buddy-Cop Dramedy "On The Other Side Of The Tracks"

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 5, 2012 at 4:13PM

With his history-making Cesar win for Best Actor this year, for his breakout role in the record-breaking French hit Intouchables, what's next for Monsieur Omar Sy?
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"On the Other Side of the Tracks"
"On the Other Side of the Tracks"

With his history-making Cesar win for Best Actor this year, for his breakout role in the record-breaking French hit Intouchables, what's next for Monsieur Omar Sy?

The young comedian/actor who's currently the toast of France, has already shot his follow-up project, which I alerted you back in December - another inter-racial buddy pairing titled De l’autre côté du périph, or On The Other Side Of The Tracks; except, this time, instead of a wealthy white quadraplegic and a street-smart poor black man, On The Other Side Of The Tracks features Omar Sy playing 1 half of a starring duo of cops from opposite sides of the tracks (as the title says), who must come together to solve a murder.

The film's synopsis reads (translated from French using Google Translate, so it may not be perfect - French speakers can assist):

One morning at dawn, in a city of Bobigny, near an old illegal gambling unit, the lifeless body of Chaligny Constance, wife of Jean-Eric influential Chaligny, the first patron of France, is found; an occurence that shakes all of France. That morning, two police officers from radically different worlds (a cop the financial section of Bobigny, and the other a captain of the Criminal Police of Paris) must put their differences aside and work together to solve the woman's murder.

Again, likely a rough translation, but I think you get the gist of it.

Although, I'm wondering what's so "radically different" about their individual worlds. There obviously must be something about being from "the financial section of Bobigny" that's very different from being a "captain of the Criminal Police of Paris." My first guess was that the difference likely lies in socio-economic class; but I don't know. I performed a search on Bobigny, but didn't learn anything that would answer that question. 

You can probably learn something about their backgrouns based on the way each is dressed in the above photo. I'm getting an Axel Foley vibe here.

But based on the description of the project, I'm guessing it's a buddy-action-comedy flick, not-so unlike all the buddy-comedy-action flicks we've seen here in the states in which a black and a white actor are paired up. 

Starring opposite Omar Sy (who plays the cop from Bobigny) is Laurent Lafitte - a name I can't claim to be familiar with. 

But shooting is complete with the film now in post-production. And as I said I would be tracking On The Other Side Of The Tracks since my last post, I came across the above photo still from the film, which features its 2 stars. As far as I can tell, this is the first official look at the film.

Monsieur Sy has 2 other projects in the worls currently, and I'll be profiling those eventually.

On The Other Side Of The Tracks is due out in France sometime this year. 

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