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Wild Games

A Feature film by Benoit Lamy

Release in France : 18/03/1998

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Atloyc, Galatée Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Vine International Pictures

Foreign production companies :

Lamy Films, Integral Films

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Charles Cuvelier, age 50, a PR guru in the prime of life, casually presses the button in an old-fashioned elevator. The ad said “Luxury apartment for rent to wealthy bachelor. No dogs”. When the elevator stops suddenly between the 4th and 5th floors, Charles thinks it has just broken down. In fact, like in a video arcade, the game is just beginning. It is set to run for several days. Who is this woman jeering at him from the upstairs landing? Is she the landlady, subjecting him to some weird ordeal, or the Game Mistress? But then, what is the game?


In a society with no plans for the future and no ideology, all that remains is game-playing. It’s the new bonding agent for human relations, in which the operative rule is “Dog eat dog”. “Wild Games” could be a contemporary fable, not about the human condition but merely about the experiences of a man and a woman embroiled in a game of which they want to write the rules, minute by minute. It is a hand-to-hand combat, a game of power and helplessness, seduction and repulsion, sincerity and manipulation that oscillates, like life, between tragedy and comedy. (Benoit Lamy excerpt from press kit)

Full credits (9)

Screenwriters :

Gabrielle Borile, Benoit Lamy

Director of Photography :

Charlie Van Damme

Editor :

Denise Vindevogel

Music Composer :

Bruno Coulais

Still Photographer :

Akki Pfeiffer

Co-producers :

Jacques Perrin, Dagmar Jacobson

Sound Recordist :

Henri Morelle

Production Designer :

Pierre-François Limbosch

Costume designer :

Marie Jagou

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Feature film

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Belgium, Germany, France

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Minority French (Belgium, Germany, France)

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1 h 30 min

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Festival Selections (2)

Moscow - International Film Festival - 1999

Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 1999)



Venice International Film Festival  - 1997

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1997)


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