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La Femme du cosmonaute

La Femme du cosmonaute

A Feature film by Jacques Monnet

Produced by Byzance Productions

Release in France : 03/06/1998

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Executive Producer :

Byzance Productions

Foreign production companies :

Mate Production, Tornasol Films

Co-productions :

Ciby 2000, Marlix Productions, France 2 Cinéma

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Not every wife has the good fortune to be a cosmonaut’s wife. There’s nothing better than watching your husband fly off into space for 8 months, especially if you can’t stand the sight of him. The cosmic separation? Real freedom. Anna will finally be able to live her own life. She barely has the time to change her hairstyle before her husband is back in the house through a window from space: a giant video screen. Jean-Paul is there, live, 24 hours a day. This virtual cohabitation proves to be even more explosive than the everyday fights. Their two kids, Félix and Martin, are caught in the crossfire.


"Anna and Jean-Paul are at a stage in their relationship where they love and hate each other in equal amounts. They are neither on the verge of breakup nor in the honeymoon period. There is nothing new in the bickering and backbiting they indulge in. It’s a part of everyday life, stamped and approved by everyone concerned. As a matter of fact, all these irritating little things are among the things that I and Jacques do. It took thirteen drafts of the script before we decided which ones to keep! It’s a sort of fictionalized repertoire of all the things you shouldn’t do or say in a family situation — but which we’re all guilty of! Playing a character like that makes me feel less guilty. I hope it does the same for the audience." (Victoria Abril)

Full credits (18)

Executive Producer :

Yves Monnet

Line Producer :

Carlo Tedeschi

Foreign Producer :

Gérardo Herrero

Sound recordists :

Adrien Nataf, Éric Ferret, Bruno Tarrière

Production managers :

Alain Centonze, Marie-Hélène Labret

Editor :

Catherine Renault

Continuity supervisor :

Patrick Aubrée

Music Composer :

Alexandre Desplat

Sound Mixer :

François Groult

Assistant Director :

Denis Bergonhe

Screenwriters :

Jacques Monnet, Pierre Salvadori, Alain Godard (Succession)

Director of Photography :

Gérard de Battista

Assistant Operators :

Thomas Letellier, Leonardo Simöes, Antoine Marteau, Éric Brun

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Assistant editors :

Barbara Bascou, Emmanuelle Pencalet

Production Designer :

Michèle Abbé

Costume designer :

Martine Rapin

Still Photographers :

Jérôme Prebois, Arnaud Borrel

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Feature film

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Spain, France

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Majority French (Spain, France)

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1 h 50 min

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