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La Ballade de Titus

A Feature film by Vincent De Brus

Produced by Fit Production

Release in France : 15/07/1998

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Fit Production

Film exports/foreign sales :

Christal Films / Lions Gate Films

Foreign production company :

Christal Films / Lions Gate Films


Once there was a boy named Titus whose adoptive parents decided to lock him in a cellar with nothing but a TV set, a VCR and 500 cartoon videos for company. Twenty years later, Titus escapes. To him, the outside world is just one giant amusement park.


La Ballade de Titus is a story that addresses a worrying, contemporary issue—the right to be different. Although it's a serious subject, we decided to deal with it in a humorous vein, using the very special tone and register of burlesque fable. Because fable it is. Watching Titus means entering a world where ‘wild’ children are in fact ‘cartoon’ kids, where psychiatrists turn out to be crazier than their patients, and potentates much nastier. I love Titus like a brother, he's the unwilling hero of the film. I love his exuberant energy, his open-mindedness, his completely crazy humor, and above all his total lack of inhibition which allows him to do certain things we all think about but morally condemn. - Vincent de Brus, press book

Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Jean-Pierre Ramsay Levi

Screenwriters :

Vincent De Brus, Stéphane Guillon, Stéphane Giusti

Sound recordists :

Patrick Rousseau, Hans Peter Strobl, Viateur Paiement

Editor :

Marie-Blanche Colonna

Music Composer :

Hadi Kalafate

Still Photographer :

Nathalie Eno

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Guy Zylberstein

Director of Photography :

Michel Abramowicz

Press Attaché (film) :

William Jehannin

Production Designer :

Yan Arlaud

Costume designer :

Véronique Périer

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Feature film

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Majority French

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1 h 25 min

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