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A Feature film by Ariel Zeïtoun

Produced by Légende

Release in France : 10/12/1997

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How life is strange ! Place Alexandrie, in the heart of the mainly Jewish Sentier, the rag-trade district of Paris, here, Alain Berrebi is enjoying a happy and prosperous existence in the company of his family in his ready-to-wear boutique XL. Until the day an old Auvergnat dies in the back-of-beyonds of the Cantal and suddenly his life becomes a nightmare. Everyone seems to want to drive poor Berrebi off his rocker, Arlette, his fiancée, the father David Stern, the cousin Nathan. Even the chinese... Sheer hell ! But when you touch rock-bottom, the only way is up. You get burnt, but you emerge with a thirst for life and dreams which become reality.


''My family still lives in Auvergne, and I started working with Agnès B. doing ready-to-wear. In fact, both communities have many things in common: the work ethic, the importance of the

family, of the mother, of mutual help. (...) And, even though Jews are reputed for hating the countryside, history saw fit to unite them with the Massif Central country-folk. During the war many Auvergnat people took in Jewish children.'' (Florence Quentin, Screenwriter - Extract from an article in the Figaro: 10/12/1997)

Full credits (22)

Executive Producer :

Ilan Goldman

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Florence Quentin

Co-producers :

Nicolas Seydoux, Alain Poiré, Laurent Storch, Gérard Depardieu

Sound Recordist :

Vincent Tulli

Camera Operator :

Patrick de Ranter

Press Attaché (film) :

Claude Davy

Sound Editor :

Dominique Vieillard

Continuity supervisor :

Sophie Thevenet-Becker

Music Composer :

Goran Bregovic

Costume designer :

Édith Vesperini

Location manager :

Christine de Jekel

Assistant directors :

Pascal Guérin, Eric Fourniols

Screenwriter :

Florence Quentin

Director of Photography :

Philippe Pavans de Cecatty

Sound assistants :

Emmanuel Ughetto, Arthur Le Roux

Production Manager :

Jérôme Chalou

Editor :

Hugues Darmois

Assistant editor :

Brigitte Chanteloube

Production Designers :

Dominique André, Christian Gazio

Stunt performer :

Alain Guerillot

Still Photographers :

Roseline Casal-Serra, David Koskas

Production secretary :

Vanessa Fourgeaud

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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1 h 35 min

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Dolby SR