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Les Absyses

Les Absyses

A Feature film by Nico Papatakis

Produced by Lenoxfilm

Release in France : 19/04/1963

    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.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    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