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The Birth of Love

The Birth of Love

A Feature film by Philippe Garrel

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 22/09/1993

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Actors (16)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Why Not Productions

Foreign production company :

Vega Film

French distribution :

Wild Bunch Distribution

Co-production :

Arte France Cinéma

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The Bureau Sales

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Paul and Marcus are buddies. Paul has kids, Marcus doesn't.
Marcus loves Hélène, his girlfriend. Paul loves Ulrika, but she doesn't love him, so he stays with Fanchon out of love for the children.
Paul is an actor. Marcus is supposed to be a writer, but he no longer writes, he just thinks. Hélène leaves him, and Marcus feels bereft.
Marcus wants to get Hélène back, whereas Paul only wants to hold onto the kids. Will Marcus salvage his relationship with Hélène ? And Paul ? Can he reconcile love for his kids with a new romantic love ?

Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Pascal Caucheteux

Director of Photography :

Raoul Coutard

Press Attaché (film) :

Agnès Chabot

Music Composer :

John Cale

Sound mixers :

Alain Garnier, François Musy

Location Manager :

Cyrille Bragnier

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Feature film

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France, Switzerland

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Majority French (France, Switzerland)

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Runtime :

1 h 34 min

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