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Shadow Play

A Feature film by Martine Dugowson

Produced by Ima Films

Release in France : 25/06/1997

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Executive Producer :

Ima Films

Foreign production company :

Polar Productions Ltd

French distribution :

Fox France

Co-productions :

UGC Images, France 2 Cinéma

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FTD International Cinéma

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"Shadow Play" follows the lives of nine friends over two years of work, love and arguments. The characters slowly come into focus beneath the smiling mask of their lies and the drama becomes tinged with comedy.


The deliberately light-hearted tone means that these are not characters who suffer from an

inability to communicate but merely use white lies. The comical thing about groups of friends is that they spend years together, have intimate and passionate relationships, while never saying openly what they think of each other. The film's characters all lie: they lie to themselves and they lie to others. But perhaps lies are what really hold their love and friendship together.'' (Martine Dugowson)

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Georges Benayoun

Screenwriters :

Peter Chase, Martine Dugowson

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Pierre Ruh

Press Attaché (film) :

Isabelle Sauvanon

Production Designer :

Pierre Guffroy

Costume designer :

Pierre Matard

Assistant Director :

Michaël Weill

Director of Photography :

Antoine Roch

Production Manager :

Oury Milshtein

Editors :

Martine Barraqué, Noëlle Boisson

Music Composer :

Peter Chase

Still Photographer :

Jean-Claude Lother

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Feature film

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France, Great Britain

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Majority French (France, Great Britain)

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1 h 50 min

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