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Hantises

A Feature film by Michel Ferry

Produced by Sammler

Release in France : 02/07/1997

    Synopsis

    "Hantises" is freely inspired by a short story by Guy de Maupassant. During a journey, a young man loses his travelling companion. Penniless, he is taken in by an old man who lives in a remote house by the sea. This old man lives alone, absorbed in himself, in this "other" who haunts him and who little by little takes possession of his being. The young man stays on. But is he doing so of his own free will ? Isn't he rather compelled to stay ? Doesn't he slowly identify with the "other" ?

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Sammler

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    C.A.P.A.C.

    Subject

    "The three actors survive, because they live in a kind of no-man's land, a space somewhere between life and death, near to dream, or in this case, nightmare. Perhaps the film unfolds entirely in the minds of the characters, each event perceived rather than lived. My main concern (apart from the natural anxiety of making one's first film) when we started shooting was that I wouldn't manage, due to lack of means, to make the film I had imagined. We only saw the first images on video, three weeks into the shoot. Yet during the editing I realised that the film was more like me than I'd thought." (Michel Ferry)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Christian Ferry

    Screenwriter :

    Michel Ferry

    Sound recordist :

    Brigitte Taillandier

    Music Composer :

    Alfred Schnittke

    Still Photographer :

    Cuotemoc Malle

    Author of original work :

    Guy de Maupassant

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Coudsi

    Editor :

    Emmanuelle Castro

    Costume designer :

    Corinne Jorry

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Fantasy

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    02/07/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    88.126

    Visa issue date :

    22/01/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono