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Les Absyses

Les Absyses

A Feature film by Nico Papatakis

Produced by Lenoxfilm

Release in France : 19/04/1963

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (3)

Film exports/foreign sales :

Gaumont

Synopsis

Two orphaned sisters, Michele and Marie (Francine Berge and Colette Regis) have been working as servants in a family for some time now. As the drama begins, the two sisters are tearing apart the house in the absence of the family. They rant and rave or just talk, slowly revealing that they have not been paid in a long time, and they are alternately either afraid or wildly elated. Then the family comes home -- and arguments take over with the sisters either fawning over the family, or antagonistic to them. The insane situation eventually reaches a crescendo when the two servants learn that the family plans on selling the house and perhaps leaving them in the lurch.

Full credits (8)

Assistant Director :

Roger Dallier

Dialogue Writer :

Jean Vauthier

Director of Photography :

Jean-Michel Boussaguet

Editors :

Denise de Casabianca, Pascal Laverrière

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jean Vauthier

Screenwriter :

Jean Vauthier

Sound Recordist :

Claude Lerouge

Music Composer :

Pierre Barbaud

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Themes :

News story

Production language :

French

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

1962

French release :

19/04/1963

Runtime :

1 h 36 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

27450

Visa issue date :

11/04/1963

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Audio format :

Mono

Posters (1)

Director

Festival Selections (2)

Venice International Film Festival  - 2002

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2002)

Selection

Tribute to Positif

Cannes International Film Festival - 1963

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1963)

Selection

Official Competition