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The Smile

The Smile

A Feature film by Claude Miller

Produced by Les Films de la Boissière, F Comme Film

Release in France : 17/08/1994

    Synopsis

    When François le Clainche, a sixty-year old professor emeritus of neuropsychiatry, is told that his next heart attack is just around the corner and will almost certainly be fatal, he ought to feel depressed. Only natural. what is less natural is that instead of taking things easy and following the advice of his doctor -- who also happens to be his wife -- our professor gets hopelessly hooked on Odile's smile. Odile ? Odile. A ball of fire. Twenty-five years old and a knockout. Tennis teacher and fantasy queen. What does Odile "get off" on ? One. The swings at the local carnival. Two, and this really sends her : the "Roule-Roule", a strip-joint run by Jean-Jean the barker, a big-time operator on the carny circuit. Three, a mysterious ailment. Fully aware that his days are numbered, Professor le clainche, takes off on the backroads of France in pursuit of his madcap adventure...

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films de la Boissière, F Comme Film

    French distributors :

    Pathé Distribution, AMLF

    Co-production :

    TF1 Films Production

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    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producers :

    Jean-Louis Livi, Annie Miller

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Claude Miller

    Screenwriter :

    Claude Miller

    Sound recordists :

    Paul Lainé, Gérard Lamps

    Production Manager :

    Daniel Chevalier

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sylvie Koechlin

    Music Composers :

    Pierre Bocheron, Antoine Ouvrier, Vincent Glenn, Pierre Boscheron

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Bouchard

    Still Photographers :

    Luc Roux, Loïc Marrec

    Assistant directors :

    Nathan Miller, Valérie Othnin-Girard

    Line Producers :

    Annie Miller, Jean-José Richer

    Director of Photography :

    Guillaume Schiffman

    Assistant Operator :

    Éric Vallée

    Editor :

    Anne Lafarge

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko

    Casting :

    Sherif Scouri, Amélie Bérard

    Sales Agent :

    Raphaël Berdugo

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1994

    French release :

    17/08/1994

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    82.257

    Visa issue date :

    31/08/1994

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby

    Posters (2)

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    Festival Selections (2)