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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

    Synopsis

    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...

    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

    Film exports/foreign sales :

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    Subject

    "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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French, English

    Coproducer countries :

    Spain, Italy, Germany, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Spain, Italy, Germany, France)

    Production year :

    1997

    French release :

    05/11/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 39 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    78.285

    Visa issue date :

    28/10/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (3)

    Punta Del Este - International Film Festival - 1998

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

    Selection

    Films selected

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1997

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1997)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Acapulco French Film Festival - 1997

    Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1997)

    Selection

    French Feature Films

    Awards

    Cairo - International Film Festival - 1997

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1997)

    Awards (2)

    Golden Pyramid for Best Film

    Award for Best Director