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Tonka

Tonka

A Feature film by Jean-Hugues Anglade

Produced by Flach Film

Release in France : 04/06/1997

    Synopsis

    She is Tonka, a natural, pure animal speed and grace, a perfect blend of the present moment and the age-old mysteries of India. A Chanel 19 perfumed vagabond, she lives near the runways of Charles de Gaulle Airport in an Ivory Tower she's kitted out for herself inside a giant soft-drink advertising can. She seems to hurtle through life like an unbreakable toy. He is "The Sprinter". He's already come within 1/100th of a second of the European record. For ten years he's epitomised technique, effort, the top-class athlete's ceaseless striving to win. Yet now, he's injured. He no longer knows why he pounds the red running tracks. It's as if he's been bridled, broken. Then, one day, returning listlessly from a field event, he sees her on the highway, running for no reason. Well, yes, because she swiped a croissant and because she loves to run. Tonka is the story of their melding in the heat of an encounter that must surely burn them both and make them one.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Flach Film

    Foreign production company :

    PFA Films Srl

    French distribution :

    Ciby Distribution

    Co-productions :

    France 3 Cinéma, Tonka Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    International releases (4)

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    Subject

    "Why speak about "Tonka"? To give others the desire to see this film? Why recount so poorly what they may see so well? All that is important in this film is all that I am incapable of putting into words. Thank you for your understanding." (Jean-Hugues Anglade)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-François Lepetit

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Hugues Anglade

    Sound recordists :

    Pierre Lenoir, Éric Tisserand

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Production Designer :

    Françoise Benoît-Fresco

    Costume designer :

    Mimi Lempicka

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Jean-Hugues Anglade

    Director of Photography :

    François Catonné

    Production Manager :

    Yvon Crenn

    Editor :

    Olivier Mauffroy

    Music Composer :

    Gabriel Yared

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    04/06/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    90.024

    Visa issue date :

    24/02/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1997

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1997)

    Selection

    Cinema of Tomorrow