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A Feature film by Christine Laurent

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 03/09/1997

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Actors (8)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Gemini Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Bureau Sales

Foreign production company :

Madragoa Filmes

French distribution :

Rezo Films

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


Another continent, on the other side of the world: Montevideo, Uruguay. This city that was often talked about during the terrible days of the junta is now forgotten. A singer, Laure, arrives there for the first time in her life. She is supposed to meet Colossus, the man she loves. They haven't seen each other for a year. He isn't there. She waits for him in vain. She looks for him. What has happened? She is unable to resist the magnetic attraction of the city. At times, Laure is ready to accept the end of the affair, while at others she's ready to go on believing in it. And when her song speaks to this lost love, it's like she's trying to revive a dead man. Laure, on the other side of the world, is trapped by her own past.


"I set off, a little like Laure, my character. I discovered a surprising world, like a corner of old Europe, old-fashioned and dilapidated, thousand of miles away. So far away and yet so close at the same time. This was in June and July 1996, winter in the southern hemisphere: we were staying in an icy-cold hotel full of draughts. Everything was falling apart. Like a country that used to be rich but where things have been left to go to rack and ruin. A world on hold. And it was unbelievable that our film could come to life so far from everything

in a country like Uruguay that doesn't even have a film industry..." (Laurence Côte)

Full credits (9)

Executive Producer :

Paulo Branco

Director of photography :

Jeanne Lapoirie

Press Attaché (film) :

Laurence Granec

Production Designer :

Ze Branco

Costume designer :

Isabel Branco

Screenwriters :

Christine Laurent, Philippe Arnaud, André Téchiné

Sound Recordist :

Fabian Oliver

Editor :

Rodolfo Wedeles

Music Composer :

Jorge Arriagada

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Psychological drama

Production language :

French, Spanish

Coproducer countries :

Portugal, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Portugal, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (2)

Montreal World Film Festival - 1997

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1997)


Cinema of Tomorrow

Locarno International Film Festival - 1997

Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, 1997)


International Competition