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The Hinterland

A Feature film by Jacques Nolot

Produced by Magouric Productions

Release in France : 02/09/1998

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (3)

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Magouric Productions

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Mars Distribution

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After ten years away, Jacques Pruez,an unmarried, 50-year-old, modestly successful actor, returns to his home village to comfort his dying mother. His father Yvan, a family barber who's counting on his "successful" son to support him in his old age, refuses to believe that his wife is sick and insists that her doctors are killing her. She dies, and Jacques finds out that Yvan is not his real father. Besieged by memories of his childhood, the village and the past, Jacques wanders the streets at night, reliving the moments that set him apart from the rest...


“Jacques, the prodigal son who ‘went up to Paris to go on the stage’, returns to his native village in the southwest of France. His mother dies and Jacques attends the funeral in the gentle village atmosphere, while mending the broken ties with his family, friends, and other characters from his youth. There is something reminiscent of Pialat, minus his darkness, in this naturalistic self-portrait of a man alone with his life and the homosexuality that sets him apart. Nolot, Téchiné’s actor and co-writer, acts in and directs a debut feature that is delicate and daring at once, a film that rings true in its confessions of secrets and reflections of everyday life, which it grasps with great tact and humor. The film slowly builds up in strength and leaves us with shuddering hearts, like a poem whose last lines are the most unsettling.”

(Article in “Le Point”, August 28th 1998)

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Laurent Bénégui

Director of photography :

Agnès Godard

Press Attaché (film) :

Agnès Chabot

Production Designer :

Patrick Durand

French Distributor :

Stéphane Célérier

Screenwriter :

Jacques Nolot

Sound recordists :

Jean-Louis Ughetto, Ken Yasumoto

Editor :

Martine Giordano

Costume designer :

Élisabeth Tavernier

Still Photographer :

Alain Dagbert

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 30 min

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Festival Selections (8)

Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2008

Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2008)


Main Program Section Feature Films

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 1999

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, 1999)


Retrospective - French Regional cinema

Warsaw - French Film Festival - 1999

Warsaw - French Film Festival (Poland, 1999)


Films selected

Cairo - International Film Festival - 1998

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1998)


Out of Competition

Montreal World Film Festival - 1998

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1998)

Selection (2)

Cinema of Tomorrow

Other Awards


Montreal World Film Festival - 1998

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1998)


Special Mention