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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

    Synopsis

    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.

    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

    Subject

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    15/07/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    88.263

    Visa issue date :

    16/07/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color