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The Chambermaid of the Titanic

The Chambermaid of the Titanic

A Feature film by Bigas Luna

Produced by Ugc ym, Euripide Productions

Release in France : 05/11/1997

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Actors (8)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producers :

Ugc ym, Euripide Productions

Foreign production companies :

Tornasol Films, Rodeo drive, Mate Production

French distribution :

Fox France

Co-productions :

France 2 Cinéma, Arte France Cinéma

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1912, Feuillange, in Lorraine. Sack of coal on his back, Horty wins, once more, the annual race organised by his foundry owner boss, Mr Siméon. His prize is priceless: a trip to Southampton to see the Titanic, before it sails on its maiden voyage. Horty goes alone, leaving behind his wife Zoé, whom Mr Siméon has his eye on. In England, Horty meets Marie, a young lady due to embark the next day on the Titanic as a chambermaid. She has no-where to spend the night. He gives her his bed. She quickly makes room for him... In the morning Horty awakes, alone. While the Titanic heads out to sea, Horty heads back to Lorraine. Of Marie, he has but a photo which he cherishes close to his breast. Back home, everything seems changed. Horty suspects Zoé of having yielded to the boss's advances. One evening he goes to the café, shows the photo of Marie and tells his pals of the night of love he'd spent with her. He tells to his liking, as only he really knows what happened that night in Southampton. He alone, as Marie's name wasn't on the list of survivors...Unless she managed, one way or another, to escape a watery grave...


"When I read the screeplay, the first thing that touched me was this story of a man from nowhere who becomes an actor. He comes from a really poor social milieu and suddenly he manages to make others dream. I liked that !" (Romane Bohringer)

Full credits (9)

Executive Producers :

Yves Marmion, Daniel Toscan du Plantier

Director of Photography :

Patrick Blossier

Press Attachés (film) :

Laurence Granec, Estelle Chailloux

Production Designers :

Walter Caprara, Bruno Cesari

Costume designer :

Franca Squarciapino

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Feature film

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French, English

Coproducer countries :

Spain, Italy, Germany, France

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Majority French (Spain, Italy, Germany, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 39 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (3)

Punta Del Este - International Film Festival - 1998

Punta Del Este - International Film Festival (Uruguay, 1998)


Films selected

Cairo - International Film Festival - 1997

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1997)


Official Competition

Acapulco French Film Festival - 1997

Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1997)


French Feature Films


Cairo - International Film Festival - 1997

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1997)

Awards (2)

Golden Pyramid for Best Film

Award for Best Director