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Justinien Trouvé, or God's Bastard

Justinien Trouvé, or God's Bastard

A Feature film by Christian Fechner

Produced by Solo Productions, F.C.F.

Release in France : 15/09/1993

    Synopsis

    On July 26, 1683, near the village of Roumégoux, an infant was abandoned under the statue of Gauthier Fendar, founder of the Vigilants monastery. The baby was discovered by Eusébius, the gatekeeper, and created a stir within the peaceful community not because the situation was unusual in those days of great poverty, but because of the terrible wound disfiguring the infant's face : a person or animal had torn off the infant's nose. The wound was skilfully cauterized by Empirique, and the baby was baptized the same day. It was given the name of Justinien Trouvé, after the Emperor Justinien who suffered the same mutilation at the hands of infidels. The foundling was turned over to Eponine Coustouly, a wet-nurse of good repute. Her husband Martin, a former sailor who was also hal-pirate, took a liking to Justinien and fashioned a wooden nose for him, making him appear more human. Martin took Justinien's moral and military education in hand. Justinien's world collapsed the day the Grand Vigilant told him that he would have to become a monk, and instructed him to leave immediately for the monastery at Racleterre. Justinien's life suddenly became a series of picaresque adventures, both cruel and initiatory, as he sought answers to his fate and the mystery surrounding his birth...

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    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Bernard Artigues

    Screenwriters :

    Christian Fechner, Michel Folco

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Excoffier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Yanou Collart

    Continuity supervisor :

    Valérie Chorenslup

    Music Composer :

    Germinal Tenas

    Sales Agent :

    Raphaël Berdugo

    Author of original work :

    Michel Folco

    Director of Photography :

    Claude Agostini

    Production Manager :

    Bernard Marescot

    Editor :

    Roland Baubeau

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Bufnoir

    Costume designer :

    Pierre-Yves Gayraud

    Still Photographer :

    Dominique Le Strat

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1993

    French release :

    15/09/1993

    Runtime :

    2 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    79.755

    Visa issue date :

    10/08/1993

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

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