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La Cérémonie / A Judgment in Stone

La Cérémonie / A Judgment in Stone

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Release in France : 30/08/1995

    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...

    Actors (17)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    MK2 Films (ex 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 Films (ex MK2)

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    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

    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    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

    Posters (1)

    Director

    News (4)

    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)

    Lumiere Awards - 1996

    Lumiere Awards (France, 1996)

    Awards

    Meilleure Actrice : Isabelle Huppert

    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

    Delegations (3)