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Don Juan

A Feature film by Jacques Weber

Produced by Blue Dahlia Production

Release in France : 18/03/1998

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Executive Producer :

Blue Dahlia Production

Foreign production companies :

Tornasol Films, Mate Production, Road Movies Filmproduktion

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

FTD International Cinéma, Orange Studio

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Spain in the mid-seventeenth century. A series of bloody wars has ravaged the nation. Don Juan the nobleman and his valet, Sganarelle, roam the countryside on horseback, on the run and lost. Don Juan promised to marry Donna Elvira and then forsook her. Now her brothers, Don Alonso and Don Carlos, are pursuing him like textbook medieval heroes, bent on avenging the insult to their family’s honour.


Don Juan fights for his freedom; Sganarelle fights for survival. Don Juan fights for an idea; Sganarelle fights for his body, his belly and guts. This is why the confrontation between the two characters is so strong. There is no construction of a couple as there often is in the theatre, but the duo works because we clearly see the clash between two distinct individuals. I discussed the character a lot with Jacques and we agreed on simple things, such as letting the text speak for itself and not hijacking it for whatever purpose. Sganarelle’s down-to-earth good sense, his determination to survive, the fascination that Don Juan exerts on him, the valet’s wish to become his master’s equal ... all these elements are in the play and are part and parcel of the character. (Michel Boujenah - excerpt from press kit)

Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Gérard Jourd'hui

Line Producer :

Jean-Yves Asselin

Director of Photography :

José-Luis Alcaine

Press Attaché (film) :

Laurence Granec

Sound Editor :

Mourad Louanchi

Music Composer :

Bruno Coulais

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jacques Weber

Screenwriter :

Jacques Weber

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Gamet

Editor :

Jacques Witta

Production Designer :

Claude Lenoir

Costume designer :

Sylvie de Segonzac

Still Photographers :

Mathias Nieto, Sofia Moro, Ludovic Carem

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Feature film

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Germany, Spain, France

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Majority French (Germany, Spain, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 44 min

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