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The True Story of Artaud the Momo

A Feature film by Gérard Mordillat, Jérôme Prieur

Produced by Laura productions, Les Films d'Ici

Release in France : 02/03/1994

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Laura productions, Les Films d'Ici

Film exports/foreign sales :

Lagardère Entertainment

Co-productions :

Arcanal, Centre Pompidou

French distribution :

Lagardère Entertainment


Poet, man of the stage, actor, Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) is the author of a body of work of great dimension, including "The theatre and Its Double", "L'ombilic des Limbes", "Le Pèse-Nerfs", "The Voyage of the Tarahumaras", "Van Gogh the Suicide of societé","Artaud le Momo". In May of 1946, a small group of followers managed to get him out of the asylum of Roez where he had been interned as a matter of course for 9 years as the result of an incident still unexplained. So in the end Artaud returned to Paris and displayed an extraordinary range of creative activity until his death. Nearly fifty years later, the dead poet society, and Artaud's regular visitors, his loves, his closest friends bring back to life this exceptional being, this poet of genius who so shook up their own lives.

Full credits (9)

Director of Photography :

François Catonné

Production managers :

Martine Durand, Hélène Ducret

Editor :

Sophie Rouffio

Production Designer :

Jean-Pierre Clech

Still Photographers :

Denise Colomb, Georges Pastier

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Lorrain

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie-Christine Damiens

Music Composer :

Jean-Claude Petit

Costume designer :

Caroline de Vivaise

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 35 min

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