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Un samedi sur la terre

A Feature film by Diane Bertrand

Produced by IMA Productions

Release in France : 28/08/1996

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Production and distribution (4)

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MP Productions, Lumière International, Arte France Cinéma

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"Un samedi sur la terre" deals with ordinary people to whom extraordinary things happen. The film, built like a puzzle, recounts the tale of a murder. It sweeps us off in its maelstrom and forces us, through a series of chance occurrences and misunderstanding, to be witnesses, on a certain Saturday in October, to Claire and Martin's tragic fate.


"I remember my first meeting with Elsa Zylberstein in a tearoom. Would she accept this unusual project ?... I remember her smile, the way time seemed to stand still and the dampness on my back... She accepted and everything became possible within a fraction of a second... I then remember the intense pleasure of the casting process, the generosity of the actors and the joy of accepting them too... I remember the location scouting in Normandy with Michel Amathieu and our anxiety at having to shoot on location in November when the story was supposed to take place in summer... I remember the first dailies in the parish hall in Veulettes and the whole crew waiting for a projector that wouldn't work... but I above all remember the happiness of being together to make this film, as if it was the most important thing in our lives... And, it's true, it was..."
(Diane Bertrand)

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Georges Benayoun

Screenwriter :

Diane Bertrand

Director of Photography :

Michel Amathieu

Press Attaché (film) :

Laurence Granec

Production Designer :

Philippe Chiffre

Costume designer :

Madeline Fontaine

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Diane Bertrand, Guillaume Laurant

Co-producer :

Michel Propper

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Excoffier

Editor :

Maryline Monthieux

Music Composer :

Pascal Comelade

Sound Mixer :

Thierry Lebon

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 35 min

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Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1996

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1996)


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