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A Feature film by Andrew Piddington

Produced by Km films, Productions Belles Rives

Production year : 1992

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Km films, Productions Belles Rives

Foreign production company :

Film Four Channel

Associate producer :

Les Films Christian Ardan

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1962. Major James Prentis V.C., a war hero now living in Portugal, holds a party to celebrate the publication of his memoirs entitled "Shuttlecock". Major Prentis's son John, has travelled out specially from London for the occasion. Inexplicably Major James Prentis suffers a nervous breakdown. suddenly John finds himself forced to commit his father to an asylum, run by an old war comrade - Dr Quinn. John returns to London - to his wife and their two sons. He resumes his mundane job as a Scotland Yard archivist, obsessed by the need to find the key to his behavior, he begins to read "Shuttlecock"...

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Full credits (5)

Screenwriter :

Tim Rose Price

Editor :

John Costelloe

Costume designer :

Anne Laugardière (de)

Director of Photography :

Denis Lenoir

Music Composer :

Jan Garbarek

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Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

Great Britain, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Great Britain, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 22 min

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