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A Feature film by Patrice Leconte

Produced by Epithète Films, Ciné@

Release in France : 09/05/1996

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Production and distribution (4)

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Epithète Films, Ciné@

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Bureau Sales

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

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Versailles, 1780. The Court of Louis XVI and its antechambers with their blend of power and hope: the power of the ministers and great men of the kingdom, the hope of hundreds of supplicants from the lower nobility. Everything is given at Versailles: orders, ribbons and crosses with pensions, honorary titles and administrative missions... Since the number of privileges is modest compared to the number of supplicants, a stock exchange of respect is founded where each man has his value. What else other than Wit can alter these values in a sophisticated and idle society...

Full credits (18)

Executive Producers :

Gilles Legrand, Frédéric Brillion, Philippe Carcassonne

Screenwriters :

Rémi Waterhouse, Michel Fessler, Eric Vicaut

Sound recordists :

Paul Lainé, Joël Rangon

Press Attaché (film) :

Denise Breton

Sound Editor :

Jean Goudier

Continuity supervisors :

Marie Leconte, Marguerite Perlado

Music Composer :

Antoine Duhamel

Costume designer :

Christian Gasc

Still Photographer :

Catherine Cabrol

Assistant directors :

Grégoire Barachin, Michel Ganz

Director of Photography :

Thierry Arbogast

Production manager :

Michèle Arnould

Editor :

Joëlle Hache

Assistant editors :

Fanchon Brulé, Mathilde Butor, Stéphanie Gaurier

Production Designer :

Ivan Maussion

Foley artist :

Pascal Chauvin

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Hennequin

Location Manager :

Didier Abot

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Social comedy, Drama

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 42 min

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Audio format :

Dolby SR

Posters (1)


News (2)

Festival Selections (6)

Academy Awards - 1997

Academy Awards (United States, 1997)


Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1997

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1997)

Selection (12)

Best Film

Best Costume Design : Christian Gasc

Best Sound : Jean Goudier, Dominique Hennequin, Paul Lainé

Best Production Design : Ivan Maussion

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Rémi Waterhouse

Best Editing : Joëlle Hache

Best Cinematography : Thierry Arbogast

Best Original Music : Antoine Duhamel

Best Director : Patrice Leconte

Best Supporting Actor : Jean Rochefort

Best Supporting Actor : Bernard Giraudeau

Best Actor : Charles Berling

Lumiere Awards - 1997

Lumiere Awards (France, 1997)


French Films

Cannes International Film Festival - 1996

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1996)


Official Competition - Feature Films

Awards (2)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1997

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1997)

Awards (4)

César Award for Best Director : Patrice Leconte

César Award for Best Film

César Award for Best Costume Design : Christian Gasc

César Award for Best Production Design : Ivan Maussion

Lumiere Awards - 1997

Lumiere Awards (France, 1997)


Meilleur Film


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1997

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1997)

Team (3)

Production designer : Ivan Maussion

Director : Patrice Leconte

Costume designer : Christian Gasc