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Enfants du soleil (Les)

A Feature film by Bernard Dartigues

Produced by La Comédie Nouvelle

Release in France : 24/01/1996

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

La Comédie Nouvelle

Film exports/foreign sales :

La Comédie Nouvelle

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French distribution :

La Comédie Nouvelle


Ferdinand Faure, our hero, comes up from Aix-en-Provence to join the Cartoucherie Theatre company along with his pals : Jean-Claude, a brash, self-assured Parisian, and Max, a teacher of American literature, Provencal to the bone, and in love with his flighty wife, Bernadette. At the Cartoucherie, director Ariane is surrounded by a motley crew including one Clémence, who walks the high wire while juggling with clubs...


"Le Roman d'un acteur" :

1 lead role

6 star roles

16 major roles

48 minor roles

44 walk-on roles

Casting closed.

All 115 parts will be played by Philippe Caubère. He will also play the anxious telephone, the never-ending coffe machine, the would-be-wood pigeon, the mocking motorbicycle, the aeroplane that loves to take off, and a hundred other props and practicals.

Why make a film version of eleven 3-hour stage shows written and acted by a single man?

Because this experience is unique, mad and utterly fascinating. On stage Philippe Caubère has already made more than 600,000 spectators laugh and cry.

A film version had to be made because film is the only medium that can bring a live spectacle to a mass audience, permanently record the writer/actor's quest and continue to pass on the message from the actor to his audience thanks to high quality pictures and sound. It was essential to bring the ideal performance to life on a big screen."

(Bernard Cartigues)

Full credits (8)

Executive Producer :

Véronique Coquet

Co-producers :

Jacqueline Dartigues, Frédéric Comtet

Sound recordists :

Philippe Ollivier, Jean-Louis Richet

Production Designer :

Sophie Comtet

Screenwriter :

Philippe Caubère

Director of Photography :

Pascal Caubère

Editor :

Bernard Dartigues

Still Photographer :

Jean-Claude Bourbault

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Feature film

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Nationality :

100% French

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Runtime :

3 h

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Audio format :

Dolby SR