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The Comedian

The Comedian

A Feature film by Christian de Chalonge

Produced by Société Française de Production (SFP), Euripide Productions

Release in France : 24/12/1997

    Synopsis

    A theatre. The curtain has just fallen on the last performance. In the wings, the actor returns to his dressing room. There, his mistress, who is also his leading lady, is waiting to give him a piece of her mind. They argue, and separate. To the great dismay of the dresser, who wants to catch the last train home, a host of people file through saying their adieus to the retiring actor. In their midst is Mr Maillard, a childhood friend whom the actor hasn't seen in thirty years. Maillard finds himself in an embarrassing situation: his niece, a young girl called Jacqueline, is hopelessly smitten with the actor. Behind an off-putting veneer, he ends up seducing her.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Goutte d'Or Distribution

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    International releases (2)

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    Subject

    "Originally, it was an homage by Guitry to his father, Lucien. We effaced the personal aspect to speak of an actor, the actor. No great star, but a guy who loves the theatre. I like Guitry, because his actorly presence is undeniable, his charm, his way with words. I met him on the set of Jean Poiret's ''Assassins et Voleurs''. I had great admiration for him. His ''Actor'' says beau-tifu and interesting things about the theatre." (Miche Serrault - Interview by Marie-Noëlle Tranchant, Le Figaro)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    Daniel Toscan du Plantier, Antoine Schwartz

    Line Producers :

    Jean-Pierre Fayer, Cléo Daran

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Picardat

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Claude-Charlotte Levy

    Production Designer :

    Yves Brover

    Costume designer :

    Pierre-Jean Larroque

    Author of original work :

    Sacha Guitry

    Director of Photography :

    Patrick Blossier

    Production Manager :

    Meyer Berreby

    Editor :

    Colette Farrugia

    Music Composer :

    Michel Portal

    Still Photographer :

    Monika Jeziorowska

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    Theater

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1997

    French release :

    24/12/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    89.591

    Visa issue date :

    24/01/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby A

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    La Baule European Film Festival - 1997

    La Baule European Film Festival (1997)

    Selection

    Selection

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1997

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1997)

    Selection

    Out of Competition

    Awards

    Delegations