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Fourbi

Fourbi

A Feature film by Alain Tanner

Release in France : 11/09/1996

    Synopsis

    Rosemonde has sold her story to an important Swiss commercial TV station. Eight years ago (at the age of twenty), she killed a man who was trying to rape her and the trial, without witness, ended in her acquittal. Paul, a young writer, has been hired by the producer to write the screenplay. But Rosemonde si unable to relive her past and dodges Paul's questions. At that point, Marie, a young actress, is sent to see Rosemonde, with the promise that she'll get the part if she can make her talk.

    Actors (13)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Noé Productions Int.

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    World Sales Christa Saredi

    Foreign production companies :

    Suissimage, Filmograph SA, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

    French distribution :

    Haut et Court

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    Subject

    "Karin Viard, who hates conventional films and unsurprising characters, was won over by Alain Tanner's screenplay for "Fourbi". This young actress (not yet thirty) has imposed a new acting style in a very short time : comic in Etienne Chatillez's "Tatie Danielle", eccentric in "Delicatessen", romantic in Christine Pascal's "Adultère, mode d'emploi"... "Directors want to transform me," she explains. "They think that I can belong to them completely. In my case, the first thing you sense in a film is the face and personality of the character." Before working with Alain Tanner, Karin Viard has appeared in films by younger directors such as Cédric Klapisch's "Little Nothings", Michel Spinosa's "Emmène-moi", Xavier Durringer's "La Nage indienne", Mathieu Kassovitz's "Hate"... "I feel closer to young directors because they take more risks and the parts they offer me allow me greater freedom."

    (Portrait by Maria Manthoulis and Antoine Khalife - Supervisors of the festival department at Unifrance)

    Full credits (12)

    Assistant director :

    Ursula Meier

    Screenwriters :

    Alain Tanner, Bernard Comment

    Director of Photography :

    Denis Jutzeler

    Sound Assistant :

    Pascal Despres

    Editor :

    Monica Goux

    Foley artist :

    André Naudin

    Line Producer :

    Gérard Ruey

    Co-producers :

    Frédérique Dumas, Marc Baschet, Michel Mavros

    Sound Recordist :

    Henri Maïkoff

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurence Petit

    Music Composer :

    Michel Wintsch

    Sound Mixer :

    Alain Garnier

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Switzerland, France)

    Production year :

    1995

    French release :

    11/09/1996

    Runtime :

    1 h 54 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    87.146

    Visa issue date :

    23/09/1996

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (2)