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A Feature film by Gérard Krawczyk

Produced by Gaumont

Release in France : 27/08/1997

    Synopsis

    Two friends, Jeanne and Johanna, are members of a rinky-dink orchestra, ''Les Sirènes'', playing the Decazeville region in everything from ballrooms to beauty pageants. While Jeanne is introverted and romantic, Johanna is outgoing and sensual. A talent competition in Toulouse catapults them to success thanks to a sound engineer's ruse: Johanna mimes on stage to a play-back of Jeanne's voice. The crowd go wild, a star is born. Johanna has it all: great presence, great voice. Gigs follow, and their ill-shared success proves devastating for our two heroines, who learn that in a society where appearances are all, there is one thing that cannot be bought: their friendship.

    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Gaumont

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

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    Subject

    "This music is written and sung by Jeanne, the character I play, and not by me myself: Maïdi Roth, author, composer, and actress. The making of this album proved much more difficult than I'd imagined. To write "to order", based on a screenplay, avoiding all pleonasm between song lyrics and the plot of the film was already a new excercise for me. But to write and compose from the point of view of a character, to feel the words and the music as Jeanne would have, has more to do with schizophrenia than with style. I returned to the wellspring of teenage emotion for my inspiration." (Maïdi Roth)

    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Terzian

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Gérard Krawczyk

    Author of original work :

    Didier Daeninckx

    Screenwriters :

    Gérard Krawczyk, Alain Layrac

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Excoffier

    Assistant Operators :

    Olivier Banon, Alexandre Bon, Catherine Pujol

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Assistant editor :

    Julia Grégory

    Music Composers :

    Maïdi Roth, Laurent Alvarez

    Costume designer :

    Laurence Heller

    Assistant Director :

    Stéphane Gluck

    Dialogue Writer :

    Gérard Krawczyk

    Executive Producer :

    Sidonie Dumas

    Director of Photography :

    Laurent Dailland

    Sound Assistant :

    Laurent Zeilig

    Production Manager :

    Bernard Grenet

    Editor :

    Luc Barnier

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Jacques Gernolle

    Casting :

    Antoinette Boulat

    Sound Mixer :

    William Flageollet

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Music

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1997

    French release :

    27/08/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    86.744

    Visa issue date :

    01/08/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color