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The Wild reeds

The Wild reeds

A Feature film by André Téchiné

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde, Ima Films

Release in France : 01/06/1994

    Synopsis

    Maïté, Serge, François and Henri, an exiled Algerian, live in a small tow in the south-west of France. They are preoccupied with the war in Algeria and their high school graduations. At the boarding school or along the river, they passionately confront their political views and their feelings.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Alain Sarde, Ima Films

    French distributors :

    Wild Bunch Distribution, Pan-Européenne

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

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    International releases (21)

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    Subject

    It was at first a television film of command under the subject "Tous les garçons et les filles de leurs âges", Le chêne et le roseau (The Oak and the Reed), which includes the first part of Wild Reeds. But Téchiné decides to bring out the film in theatrical, in his completed script. Of autobiographical inspiration, it is his biggest personal success in France and his most intimate film also.

    As the Algerian War is still, in certain way, a taboo on many points, films on the subject were rare or subject to debate (The Little Soldier, Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès, The Question).

    Source : Wikipedia.

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producers :

    Alain Sarde, Georges Benayoun

    Screenwriters :

    André Téchiné, Gilles Taurand, Olivier Massart

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Paul Mugel

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Marco Martin

    Continuity supervisor :

    Claudine Taulère

    Costume designer :

    Élisabeth Tavernier

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    André Téchiné, Gilles Taurand, Olivier Massart

    Director of photography :

    Jeanne Lapoirie

    Production Manager :

    Jean-Jacques Albert

    Editor :

    Martine Giordano

    Production Designer :

    Pierre Soula

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Themes :

    Adolescence, War, Homosexuality

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1994

    French release :

    01/06/1994

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    84.250

    Visa issue date :

    30/05/1994

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)

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    News

    Festival Selections (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1995

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1995)

    Selection (8)

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Olivier Massart, Gilles Taurand, André Téchiné

    Best Director : André Téchiné

    Most Promising Actress : Élodie Bouchez

    Most Promising Actor : Frédéric Gorny

    Most Promising Actor : Stéphane Rideau

    Most Promising Actor : Gaël Morel

    Best Supporting Actress : Michèle Moretti

    Best Film

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1994

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1994)

    Selection

    Un Certain Regard

    Awards

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1995

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1995)

    Awards (4)

    César Award for Best Director : André Téchiné

    César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : Olivier Massart, Gilles Taurand, André Téchiné

    César Award for Best Film

    César Award for Most Promising Actress : Élodie Bouchez

    Delegations

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1995

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1995)

    Team (4)

    Adaptation and/or dialogue writer : Olivier Massart

    Adaptation and/or dialogue writer : Gilles Taurand

    Actor : Élodie Bouchez

    Director : André Téchiné