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Marches du palais (Les)

A Feature film by Bernard Dartigues

Produced by La Comédie Nouvelle

Release in France : 14/05/1997

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Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

La Comédie Nouvelle

Film exports/foreign sales :

La Comédie Nouvelle

News agency (France) :

Agence bonne question

Co-production :

Mélocartoon

French distribution :

La Comédie Nouvelle

Synopsis

Basically, this film is a hymn to the humble, the forgotten ones, the "drudges of glory" - penniless actors, exhausted journalists, ruined producers, overworked press agents, film fans, people who get up at seven in the morning to see films from around the world, those who never get passes to enter the theatres, those who hang out all night on the Croisette to see a star on the town and then who, failing that, seize the opportunity tosleep around. A hymn to the true madness of the Cannes Festival, its baroque, pathetic and cruelmadness. Its French madness. "Les Marches duPalais" shows a different "Cannes" from the one seen by the Americans, "foreigners" or TV channels that claim to represent and embody it. Here, it is seen by the French: ordinary French people. By us. So, basically, maybe "Les Marches du Palais" is no more than that. It's us!

Subject

How can I talk about "Les Marches du Palais" and its screening in Cannes?, Through film and theatre, I have attempted to relate the unfortunate experience of the film "Molière" in Cannes in 1977, twenty years ago, from the viewpoint of the most humble, modest and pathetic character: the actor. Not the star, the actor. (...) I have nothing to do with all that, nothing at all. I don't even act on film. I'm a stage actor. That's my trade and my passion. But, since I love the cinema in a different, more secretive but furious, obsessive and contradictory way, I've worked for the cinema with the help and support of Bernard Dartigues. Like a vice. This is an outlandish and borderline form of cinema with a terrible reputation. Worse than porn movies, war reports or Nazi documents, worse than advertising: filmed theatre. But there again, that doesn't matter since what I'm dealing with here isn't theatre but filmed cinema: the Cannes Festival. (Philippe Caubère)

Full credits (7)

Executive Producer :

Véronique Coquet

Directors of Photography :

Philippe Caubère, Pascal Caubère

Editor :

Bernard Dartigues

Still Photographer :

Jean-Claude Bourbault

Screenwriter :

Philippe Caubère

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Louis Richet

Production Designer :

Sophie Comtet

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Comedy

Production language :

French

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French

Production year :

1996

French release :

14/05/1997

Runtime :

2 h 25 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

91.863

Visa issue date :

05/09/1997

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Audio format :

Dolby A