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No Smoking

No Smoking

A Feature film by Alain Resnais

Produced by Arena Films

Release in France : 15/12/1993

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Actors (2)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Arena Films

Foreign production companies :

Vega Film, Alia Film

French distribution :

Pyramide Distribution

Co-productions :

France 2 Cinéma, Camera One

Film exports/foreign sales :

Arena Films

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Synopsis

How it all began. We are in England, in the village of Hutton Buscel in the deepest Yorkshire. As in all these villages, there is a church, a graveyard, an Indian restaurant and a school. Toby Teasdale is the headmaster, and Irene Pridworthy, his deputy. Toby is married to Celia, the daughter of Josephine Hamilton, who is well known for her discretion. Toby's best friend, Miles Coombes, is an influential member of the school board. His wife, Rowena Coombes, has a passion for squash. The whole village is talking about it. Lionel Hepplewick, the school's caretaker, is the son of Joe Hepplewick, the village's poet laureate. And finally, there is Sylvie Bell, the Teasdale's maid. We are at the beginning of the summer, and Celia Teasdale is right in the middle of her spring cleaning. She comes out into the garden, stops for a moment, catches her breath, then spies a packet of cigarettes. She hesitates. Should she give in to the temptation ?

Full credits (13)

Executive Producer :

Bruno Pesery

Author of original work :

Alan Ayckbourn

Director of Photography :

Renato Berta

Production Manager :

Dominique Toussaint

Editor :

Albert Jurgenson

Music Composer :

John Pattison

Sales Agent :

Éric Lagesse

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui

Co-producer :

Michel Seydoux

Sound Recordist :

Bernard Bats

Press Attachés (film) :

Dominique Segall, Myriam Bruguière

Production Designer :

Jacques Saulnier

Costume designer :

Jackie Budin

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Comedy

Production language :

French

Coproducer countries :

Switzerland, Italy, France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Majority French (Switzerland, Italy, France)

Production year :

1993

French release :

15/12/1993

Runtime :

2 h 25 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

81.262

Visa issue date :

14/12/1993

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Audio format :

Dolby A

Posters (1)

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Festival Selections (2)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1994

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1994)

Selection (9)

Best Sound : Bernard Bats, Gérard Lamps

Best Production Design : Jacques Saulnier

Best Editing : Albert Jurgenson

Best Actor : Pierre Arditi

Best Actress : Sabine Azéma

Best Director : Alain Resnais

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui

Best Cinematography : Renato Berta

Best Film

Berlin International Film Festival - 1994

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1994)

Selection

Official Competition

Awards (3)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1994

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1994)

Awards (5)

Cesar for Best Director : Alain Resnais

César award for best production design : Jacques Saulnier

César Award for best writing : Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui

Cesar Award for Best Actor : Pierre Arditi

César award for best film

Berlin International Film Festival - 1994

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1994)

Awards

Silver Bear for Best Artistic Contribution

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 1993

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1993)

Awards

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price