La Cérémonie / A Judgment in Stone

La Cérémonie / A Judgment in Stone

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by mk2

Release in France : 30/08/1995

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Production and distribution (5)

Associate production company :

mk2

Foreign production companies :

Prokino, Olga Film, ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

French distribution :

MKL Distribution

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

mk2

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Synopsis

One winter morning at St Malo station, Madame Lelièvre comes to collect Sophie, the perfect new housekeeper that she has just hired. The girl is more than satisfactory and works hard. Is it her lack of emotion that makes her so strange ? Jeanne, the village post-mistress, curious and uninhibited, sees Sophie as the ideal opportunity to get inside the Lelièvre home. The young women's carefully hidden secrets bring them together. What secrets and for what alliance ? The Lelièvre family investigates without realizing and without wanting to...

Full credits (18)

Executive Producer :

Marin Karmitz

Author of original work :

Ruth Rendell

Director of Photography :

Bernard Zitzermann

Assistant Operator :

Fabienne Delaleau

Production Manager :

Yvon Crenn

Editor :

Monique Fardoulis

Continuity supervisor :

Aurore Chabrol

Music Composer :

Matthieu Chabrol

Costume designer :

Corinne Jorry

Assistant directors :

Cécile Maistre, Anne Perron

Screenwriters :

Claude Chabrol, Caroline Eliacheff

Sound recordists :

Jean-Bernard Thomasson, Claude Villand

Camera Operator :

Michel Thiriet

Press Attaché (film) :

Eva Simonet

Assistant editors :

Florence Poulain, Olivier Rossignol

Production Designer :

Daniel Mercier

Foley artists :

André Naudin, Gadou Naudin

Still Photographer :

Jérémie Nassif

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Themes :

Murder

Production language :

French

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Majority French (Germany, France)

Production year :

1995

French release :

30/08/1995

Runtime :

1 h 51 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

86.464

Visa issue date :

22/08/1995

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.66

Audio format :

Dolby Digital

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News (3)

Festival Selections (13)

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2009

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2009)

Selection

Homage to Isabelle Huppert

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2009

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2009)

Selection

Isabelle Huppert Retrospective

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1996

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1996)

Selection

Feature Films

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

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

Selection (7)

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Claude Chabrol, Caroline Eliacheff

Best Director : Claude Chabrol

Best Supporting Actress : Jacqueline Bisset

Best Supporting Actor : Jean-Pierre Cassel

Best Actress : Sandrine Bonnaire

Best Actress : Isabelle Huppert

Best Film

Lumiere Awards - 1996

Lumiere Awards (France, 1996)

Selection

French Films

Venice International Film Festival  - 1995

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1995)

Selection

Official Competition

Awards (3)

Venice International Film Festival  - 1995

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1995)

Awards (3)

Pasinetti Award : Sandrine Bonnaire, Isabelle Huppert

Coppa Volpi for Best Actress : Isabelle Huppert

Coppa Volpi for Best Actress : Sandrine Bonnaire

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