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A Few Hours of Sunlight

A Few Hours of Sunlight

A Feature film by Jacques Deray

Produced by Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC)

Release in France : 29/10/1971

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Actors (19)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC)

Film exports/foreign sales :


Foreign production company :

Mega Films

French distribution :

Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC)

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Gilles (Marc Porel) works for a news agency and has an American mistress. It is a good job, and his mistress is very pretty, but he feels depressed. He is unable to shake his melancholy and goes to visit his sister in the countryside. There, he meets a mature woman whose inner richness attracts him. They form a relationship which brings her back to Paris with him. She has cut all her ties to her old life in order to be with him and then discovers that her love for him is much greater than his for her, though he does not wish to be unkind. Indeed, he cannot conceal that he is bored with her. Devastated, and wishing to set him free, she commits suicide.

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Full credits (17)

Assistant directors :

Thierry Chabert, Bernard Stora

Dialogue Writer :

Jean-Claude Carrière

Producers :

Gérard Beytout, René Pignières

Director of Photography :

Jean Badal

Assistant Operator :

Yves Agostini

Production Manager :

Alain Darbon

Assistant editor :

Monique André

Production Designer :

François de Lamothe

Location Manager :

Jacques Schaeffer

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jacques Deray

Author of original work :

Françoise Sagan

Screenwriter :

Jean-Claude Carrière

Sound Recordist :

Jacques Maumont

Camera Operator :

Jean Charvein

Editor :

Henri Lanoé

Continuity supervisor :

Annie Rozier

Music Composer :

Michel Legrand

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Drama, Romance

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Coproducer countries :

Italy, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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