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What a Drag !

What a Drag !

A Feature film by Gabriel Aghion

Produced by MDG Productions

Release in France : 27/03/1996

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Actors (13)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

MDG Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

Co-productions :

Tentative d'Evasion, TF1 Films Production

French distribution :

Pathé Distribution

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This is the story of Adrien, a man who loves men but who loves a woman, Eva, who loves a man Alexandre, who doesn't love men...


"Before shooting "What a Drag !", I felt the time had come for a movie about the noctural world, and therefore about homosexuality, that wouldn't fall into the trap of predictable caricature but instead reaveal the lightness and fantasy of "gay" humour. Like the main character in this movie, many people lead a double life. Since comedy is often the result of opposition, I found that this opposition, businessman by day, liberated "gay" by night, was exhilarating. Since comedy is also the result of the collision of two worlds, it so happens that here, naturally, day meets night and finance meets festivity."

(Gabriel Aghion)

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Marie-Dominique Girodet

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Pierre Palmade, Patrick Timsit, Gabriel Aghion

Director of Photography :

Fabio Conversi

Production manager :

Claudine Zidi

Editor :

Luc Barnier

Costume designer :

Clémentine Joya

Assistant Director :

Renaud Bertrand

Screenwriter :

Gabriel Aghion

Sound recordists :

Henri Morelle, William Flageollet

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Production Designer :

Carlos Conti

Still Photographers :

François Darmigny, Mariane Verley

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 40 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (6)

Moscow - International Film Festival - 1999

Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 1999)



Acapulco French Film Festival - 1997

Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1997)


French Feature Films

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1997

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

Selection (6)

Best Film

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Gabriel Aghion, Patrick Timsit

Best Supporting Actress : Michèle Laroque

Best Supporting Actor : Jacques Gamblin

Best Actress : Fanny Ardant

Best Actor : Patrick Timsit

Lumiere Awards - 1997

Lumiere Awards (France, 1997)


French Films

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1996

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1996)


Feature Films

Awards (2)

Lumiere Awards - 1997

Lumiere Awards (France, 1997)


Meilleure Actrice : Fanny Ardant

Delegations (3)