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A Feature film by Claude Zidi

Produced by Renn Productions

Release in France : 16/04/1997

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Production and distribution (4)

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Renn Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution

Co-productions :

Katharina, Les Films Flam , MDG Productions, TF1 Films Production

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Arlette is a waitress in a transport café somewhere in the depths of France. Arlette has a normal, boring life and a lasting, but episodic relationship with Victor, a truckdriver. With her big mouth and sentimental heart, Arlette dreams of getting married but Victor won't hear of it since he is already "married to the road". Arlette has no idea that thousands of miles away, in Las Vegas, her destiny is in the balance around the death bed of an old man, Assler, boss of one of the city’s biggest casinos.


She is neither very young, nor very pretty. She's a waitress in a transport café. He is young, rich and handsome. He wants to marry her. He's obviously hiding something. But what? What if she was a rich heiress, without knowing it? And what if, knowing this, he was merely a cheap gigolo after her money? And what if nothing went as planned? (Claude Zidi)

Full credits (21)

Assistant directors :

Romain Coolen, Alexandre de la Patellière, Pascal Roy, Denis Seurat, Julien Zidi

Dialogue Writer :

Josiane Balasko

Line Producer :

Pierre Grunstein

Director of Photography :

Jean-Jacques Tarbès

Sound Assistant :

Bernard Chaumeil

Production Manager :

Pierre Gauchet

Editor :

Nicole Saunier

Continuity supervisor :

Anna Zenowicz

Music Composer :

William Sheller

Costume designer :

Fabienne Katany

Location Manager :

Alain Mougenot

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Josiane Balasko

Producer :

Claude Berri

Screenwriter :

Claude Zidi

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Gamet

Camera Operator :

Patrick de Ranter

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie-Josée Di Tullio

Assistant editor :

Viviane Gourvest

Production Designer :

Christian Marti

Stunt performer :

Patrick Cauderlier

Sound mixers :

Thierry Lebon, Vincent Arnardi

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1997

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1997)


Feature Films