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Headless Chicken

A Feature film by Franck Landron

Produced by Les Films en Hiver

Release in France : 27/08/1997

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Actors (8)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Les Films en Hiver

French distribution :

Colifilms Distribution

Co-production :

Les Films des Tournelles

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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.


"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

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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Festival Selections

Cairo - International Film Festival - 1997

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1997)


Out of Competition