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French Twist

French Twist

A Feature film by Josiane Balasko

Produced by Renn Productions

Release in France : 08/02/1995

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Renn Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution

Co-productions :

Les Films Flam , TF1 Films Production

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Laurent is married to Loli. They're an apparently happy couple. Two kids, the happy housewife, him with a good job - an estate agent in a town in the south of France - and a number of extramarital affairs that don't affect the harmony of his home life as Loli is obviously quite unaware of this philandering. And then one day this sweet harmony is cracked, for no good reason, when a woman called Marijo and her comaper break down outside their house. Laurent and Marijo have only one thing in common, but it's big : they both like women...


“(...) On Balasko Airlines, the service is as outrageously wild as expected. After the test flight of “Sac de noeuds”, “Les Keufs” and the crash-landing of “Ma vie est un enfer”, Balasko has hit cruising altitude, the perfect balance between frantic burlesque and self-imploding bourgeois comedy, in total complicity with her characters. In “Gazon maudit”, a film in several acts, the man is the turkey who gets a good stuffing (...)”

(Philippe Vecchi - Libération)

Full credits (24)

Executive Producer :

Claude Berri

Dialogue Writer :

Josiane Balasko

Line Producer :

Pierre Grunstein

Co-producer :

Bruno Moynot

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Lenoir

Camera operators :

Thierry Jault, Patrick de Ranter

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie-Josée Di Tullio

Sound editor :

Stéphanie Granel

Continuity supervisor :

Patrick Aubrée

Music Composer :

Manuel Malou

Choreographer :

Blanca Li

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Hennequin

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Telsche Boorman, Josiane Balasko

Author of original work :

Telsche Boorman

Screenwriter :

Josiane Balasko

Director of Photography :

Gérard de Battista

Assistant Operator :

Éric Brun

Production Manager :

Claude Parnet

Editors :

Claudine Merlin, Kako Kelber

Assistant editors :

Fabien Ferreri, Alexandre Landreau

Production Designer :

Carlos Conti

Foley artist :

Jérôme Lévy

Costume designer :

Fabienne Katany

Still Photographer :

Bernard Prim

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Feature film

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Homosexuality, Relationships

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 45 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (5)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1996)

Selection (5)

Best Producer : Claude Berri

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Telsche Boorman

Best Supporting Actor : Ticky Holgado

Best Actor : Alain Chabat

Best Film

Lumiere Awards - 1996

Lumiere Awards (France, 1996)


French Films

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1995

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1995)


Feature Films

Awards (2)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1996)

Awards (2)

César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : Telsche Boorman

César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : Josiane Balasko

Lumiere Awards - 1996

Lumiere Awards (France, 1996)


Meilleur scénario : Josiane Balasko

Delegations (2)