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Young Werther

Young Werther

A Feature film by Jacques Doillon

Produced by Home Made Movies, Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 31/03/1993

    Synopsis

    Ever since Goethe wrote his romantic novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, the name Werther has been synonymous with the mystery and even the romance of suicide among the young. In this thoughtful movie, Ismaël (Ismal Jole), a young thirteen-year old boy, is taken aback by the suicide of his best friend. Not only did he not have any idea that this dramatic act was a possibility, neither did his other friends. Perhaps it had something to do with his having an unrequited love for a beautiful young neighbor, an attraction Ismaël also feels. Perhaps it had something to do with drugs, or a problem with a universally disliked teacher. Throughout most of the film, the young survivors discuss their departed classmate.

     

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Home Made Movies, Les Films Alain Sarde

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Co-production :

    Lola Films

    French distributors :

    Wild Bunch Distribution, Pan-Européenne

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    International releases (3)

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    Full credits (16)

    Assistant Director :

    Hervé Duhamel

    Line producer :

    Christine Gozlan

    Director of Photography :

    Christophe Pollock

    Sound assistant :

    Brigitte Taillandier

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Jean-Pierre Vincent, Pascal Launay

    Assistant editor :

    Valentine Duley

    Foley artists :

    Pascal Chauvin, Pascal Dedeye

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

    Author of original work :

    Goethe

    Screenwriter :

    Jacques Doillon

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Claude Laureux

    Assistant Operator :

    Emmanuelle Collinot

    Editor :

    Nicole Lubtchansky

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Casting :

    Rafi Pitts, Marie de Laubier, Ève Guillou

    Location Manager :

    Sylvain Blache

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Romantic comedy

    Themes :

    Adolescence, Education, Suicide

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1992

    French release :

    31/03/1993

    Runtime :

    1 h 34 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    80610

    Visa issue date :

    20/01/1993

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1993

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1993)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1993

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1993)

    Awards

    Ecumenical Jury Prize