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Vive la Sociale !

Vive la Sociale !

A Feature film by Gérard Mordillat

Produced by Laura productions, Hachette-Fox Productions

Release in France : 05/10/1983

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Actors (31)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Laura productions, Hachette-Fox Productions

French distribution :

Hachette-Fox Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited, Europex


In this charming, semi-autobiographical look at his politicized past, director Gerard Mordillat focuses on the ironic, the wistful, and the sometimes ludicrous events that spin off from the communist/anarchist upbringing of his main character, Maurice Decques (François Cluzet). In his adult career as a caterer, Maurice's tendency to swing over to the bourgeoise social gatherings of varying stature is also reflected in the woman he marries -- a Czech whose family chose Paris over Moscow "because the USSR has concentration camps" as she told her shocked communist father-in-law. When Maurice is caught in the 1968 student demonstrations in Paris, the officer who hauls him off is soon recognized as an old childhood buddy, and instead of heading to jail, the policeman/friend takes Maurice home. As the police van drives out of view, the two buddies are seen as young kids, sitting on the hood of a car and dreaming about the future. These flashbacks to his childhood occur throughout the film, with Maurice sometimes walking into and out of the scenes, as though there were no gap in time at all.

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Full credits (9)

Executive Producer :

Gérard Guerin

Author of original work :

Gérard Mordillat

Director of Photography :

François Catonné

Editor :

Michèle Catonné

Music Composer :

Jean-Claude Petit

Assistant Director :

François Vantrou

Screenwriters :

Gérard Mordillat, Jacques Audiard, Louis Charles Sirjacq

Production Manager :

Éric Lambert

Production Designer :

Théobald Meurisse

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 35 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1984

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1984)

Selection (2)

Most Promising Actor : François Cluzet

Most Promising Actress : Élizabeth Bourgine