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A Feature film by Alain Tanner

Release in France : 11/09/1996

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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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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.


"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

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Feature film

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Switzerland, France

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Minority French (Switzerland, France)

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1 h 54 min

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