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Monday 04 February, 2008

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EUROPACORP ADAPTS ‘LA MECANIQUE DU CŒUR’ F...

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                          COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE

EUROPACORP ADAPTS 'LA MECANIQUE DU CŒUR' FOR
CINEMA

Paris, the 4th of February 2008 - EuropaCorp has just acquired the rights for 
the cinema adaptation of 'La Mécanique du Cœur' (The Mechanics of the Heart),
a 
novel published by Flammarion. This agreement concerns a 3D animated film that 
will be written and co-directed by Mathias Malzieu, the author of the original 
novel, who is also Dionysos' lead singer. Two of Dionysios' favourite 
collaborators should also take part in this adaptation: Stéphane Berla, who 
directed their last two clips, and Joann Sfar, who contributed to the graphics 
of both the book and the album.

'La Mécanique du Cœur' is Mathias Malzieu's second novel: a modern tale, the 
story of Jack whose heart was replaced by a clock at birth. To survive, he must 
avoid all strong emotions, and in particular the most dangerous one of all: love
. The book is currently amongst the Top 20 most sold novels.

The novel was published last October and was sold with a 'soundtrack' in the 
form of an eponymous album by Dionysos, one that boasts a number of original 
collaborations such as - amongst others - Arthur H, Olivia Ruiz, Eric Cantona, 
Grand Corps Malade, Jean Rochefort and Alain Bashung. With over 75,000 copies 
sold, the album is already a gold record album.

This new project confirms EuropaCorp's interest for animated films, after the 
success of Arthur and the Invisibles, the two sequels of which are in their 
production phases, but also with the release of A Monster in Paris in the near 
future.


ABOUT EUROPACORP
Tthe EuropaCorp group produces and distributes films for the French and 
international markets. Structured around the 'vertically integrated studio' 
concept, its strategy aims to control each stage of the production-distribution 
cycle of its ambitious and varied films. Since the start of its activity in 1999
, EuropaCorp has produced or co-produced 55 feature-length films. With annual 
revenue of 158.7 million euros and net income of 8.2 million euros for the 
financial year to 31st March 2007, EuropaCorp is one of Europe's leading 
independent film studios.
For further information: www.europacorp-investors.com


Contacts
Groupe EUROPACORP	NewCap.
Raphaël Durand - CFO	Investor relations
Séverine Madinier - Investor relations	Pierre Laurent / Axelle Vuillermet
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 83 03 03	Tel: +33 (0)1 44 71 94 94
investors@europacorp.com	europacorp@newcap.fr


EuropaCorp is listed on Eurolist of Euronext Paris, Compartment B.
ISIN: FR0010490920 - Mnemonic: ECP

                         
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