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Obviously I Need You

Obviously I Need You

A Feature film by Jean-Michel Carré

Produced by Les Films Grain de Sable

Release in France : 17/01/1996

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Actors (8)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Les Films Grain de Sable

French distribution :

Pyramide Distribution

Film exports/foreign sales :

Cinexport

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Synopsis

When Denis is arrested a second time for assault, the judge gives him a choice between jail or a rehab course at Le Coral, a home for autistic, psychotic and socially maladapted kids. For Denis, an unhappy, wounded, feral loner, communal life at Le Coral is agony at first but little by little, the clumsy but sincere approaches by the kids lead him to change his outlook on the world.

Subject

"For the role of Denis, the personality and talent of Denis Lavant were the only choice. I don't think Denis would have put up with any other playing the part ! Working with him was fantastic. He was very nervous. He sensed that his contact with the kids at Le Coral would be different and harder, because of the story, than his previous contacts with other actors. This confrontation between actors and autistic children was a real challenge because autistic people play only one part ; their own; but they play it to the hilt. Actually, autistic and psychotic people are very good actors, as you can see in the film. I made a point of getting all the "Coral" kids who worked on the film to come with us to present it at Cannes. I'll never forget the applause at the end of the screening and above all the immense pleasure they got from the way it was received by the reputedly hard-to-please Cannes audience."
(Jean-Michel Carré)

Full credits (6)

Directors of Photography :

Hugues de Haeck, Thierry Ducom

Press Attaché (film) :

Valérie Boisgel

Music Composer :

François Peyrony

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Production language :

French

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French

Production year :

1995

French release :

17/01/1996

Runtime :

1 h 40 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

81.275

Visa issue date :

13/09/1995

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.66

Posters (2)

Director

Festival Selections

Directors' Fortnight - 1995

Directors' Fortnight (France, 1995)

Selection

Cinema in France