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Messieurs les enfants

A Feature film by Pierre Boutron

Produced by Ciby 2000

Release in France : 01/10/1997

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Ciby 2000

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Ciby Distribution

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One morning, three twelve-year-old kids wake up to find they've been transformed into adults overnight. In total panic, they dash into their parents room. They have been changed into children...


"The permanent confusion between the world of adults and that of children launches our three heroes upon a series of events in which all that makes sense becomes senseless, and all that seems illogical becomes coherent. Yet, it's through childhood that each character finds their identity. It's as if the punishment essay inflicted on the kids by their teacher had the power to rub out the blots on the blackboard of adult life, so that a child's hand might write des-tiny anew there. In short, the appearance of the world depends on the gaze brought to bear upon it." (Pierre Boutron)

Full credits (9)

Screenwriters :

Daniel Pennac, Pierre Boutron

Sound recordists :

Guillaume Sciama, Gérard Rousseau

Editor :

Jacques Witta

Music Composer :

Jean-Claude Petit

Still Photographer :

Arnaud Borrel

Director of Photography :

François Catonné

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Production Designer :

Emile Ghigo

Costume designer :

Michèle Richer

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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1 h 40 min

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