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Venial Sin... Mortal Sin...

A Feature film by Pomme Meffre

Produced by Play It Again (ex-Les Productions Desmichelle)

Release in France : 01/02/1995

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Actors (8)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Play It Again (ex-Les Productions Desmichelle)

Film exports/foreign sales :

MGI International

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Play It Again (ex-Les Productions Desmichelle)


The intimate diary of a 11 year old girl. Céline describes her life living with her grandmother in the country after the war. Amidst the innocent child's play, the village hairdresser, a seductive man of 50, incites her to discover her sexuality.


"The simplest things are often the hardest to do. For the film we needed to shoot a close-up of a dish filled with rabbits' heads in a steaming wine sauce. A local farmer's wife had stocked all the rabbits' heads that she had managed to find in her freezer for six months. The day we were due to shoot the scene, the young props man, pale and on the verge of collapse, came to see me, unable to cook these bloody heads with their dull eyes. So, taking my inspiration from my grandmother's cookbook, I did it myself. When the dish of decapitated heads arrived on set, the whole crew felt nauseous and gave cries of disgust. I needed all my authority as a director to have the dish lit and filmed lovingly. On top of all this, the canteen served us rabbit stew... Everyone fled and I was left there alone to savour my favourite bit, the rabbits' head."

(Pomme Meffre)

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Hugues Desmichelle

Director of Photography :

Guy Chabanis

Production Manager :

Auréle Giraud

Editor :

Françoise Berger-Garnault

Music Composers :

Jean-Pierre Stora, Georges Rabol

Screenwriter :

Pomme Meffre

Sound Recordist :

Pascal Ribier

Press Attaché (film) :

Barbara Newman

Production Designer :

Gisèle Cavali

Costume designer :

Nicole Bize

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 15 min

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