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To Have (Or Not)

To Have (Or Not)

A Feature film by Laetitia Masson

Produced by CLP, Dacia Films

Release in France : 27/12/1995

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Actors (10)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

CLP, Dacia Films

French distribution :

Fox France

Film exports/foreign sales :

Editions Montparnasse

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Boulogne-sur-Mer. One morning, 26-year-old Alice, a worker in a fish cannery, loses her job. She tells herself that it's time to make a fresh start, but doing what? Stay here and rot or get a real life somewhere else? In Lyons, 27-year-old Bruno, a construction worker, is feeling down and lonely. He hangs out with a pal, the night-porter at the Ideal Hotel. One evening, he sees a young woman at the bar... It's Alice.


"The first time we met, her singularity was what I liked about her : her more than average height, her direct, slightly haughty stare, the proud face, her breasts below her frail shoulders, her skin-tone... Then, at one point, all that scared me... Perhaps it was too much for the character of a working-class girl, too much charm, too much grace, too much perfection ! Then we worked and worked and worked some more. And that's when I discovered her generosity, humanity, wounds, the necessary humility, strength of will, fears and the humour used to dispel them... And then I knew no one else would be better in the part."

(Laetitia Masson, about Sandrine Kiberlain)

Full credits (13)

Executive Producers :

François Cuel, Georges Benayoun

Line Producer :

Françoise Guglielmi

Director of photography :

Caroline Champetier

Assistant Operators :

Laurent Hincelin, Julien Hirsch

Editor :

Yann Dedet

Continuity supervisor :

Babeth Si Ramdane

Sound Mixer :

Joël Rangon

Assistant directors :

Jérôme Brière, Sarah Teper

Screenwriter :

Laetitia Masson

Sound recordists :

Michel Vionnet, Vinca Vermesse

Production Manager :

Nicolas Daguet

Assistant editors :

Emmanuelle Pencalet, Anne Souriau

Production Designer :

Arnaud de Moleron

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 30 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (5)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 1999

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, 1999)


Retrospective - French Regional cinema

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

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

Selection (2)

Best first picture : Laetitia Masson

Most Promising Actress : Sandrine Kiberlain

Berlin - Youth Film Forum - 1996

Berlin - Youth Film Forum (Germany, 1996)


Feature Film Forum

Venice International Film Festival  - 1995

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1995)


Window on Images

Awards (2)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

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


César Award for Most Promising Actress : Sandrine Kiberlain

Berlin International Film Festival - 1996

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1996)


C.I.C.A.E. Award (art house)