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Headless Chicken

A Feature film by Franck Landron

Produced by Les Films en Hiver

Release in France : 27/08/1997

    Synopsis

    Following a hectic, drunken Christmas Eve party, Rebecca finds herself pregnant. But who's the father? For Rebecca, who was completelydrunk, the evening is a total blur. Her girlfriends, after a crisis meeting, decide to undertake their own investigation. With the help of her brother Julien, a messenger with Charly-Poulet, Rebecca sets out to find the mysterious procreator. This surprise pregnancy is all the more destabilising in that most of the women that Rebecca meets are themselves pregnant.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films en Hiver

    French distribution :

    Colifilms Distribution

    Co-production :

    Les Films des Tournelles

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    "When you work in an improvised manner, the first five minutes are like finding your feet, an actor's warm-up. Then comes the natural, just-right phase, and then it falls off; there's repetition, the subject matter dissolves, and that's not good. Improvisation doesn't mean starting from nothing. You must establish a situation for each role, both a past and something at stake, so that each actor has a position to defend, so as to create tension and conflict. In fact it resembles classic scriptwriting, you have to start by defining the roles, sketching the characters, establishing their situations." (Franck Landron)

    Full credits (7)

    Screenwriters :

    Franck Landron, Gilles Cahoreau

    Sound Recordist :

    Jérôme Thiault

    Editor :

    Louise de Champfleury

    Music Composers :

    Jean Dindinaud, Nicolas Neidhart

    Director of Photography :

    Benoît Delhomme

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurent Guyot

    Production Designer :

    Emmanuelle Duplay

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    27/08/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    89.662

    Visa issue date :

    08/07/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1997

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1997)

    Selection

    Out of Competition