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A Feature film by Roger Planchon

Produced by Les Films du Losange

Release in France : 09/09/1998

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Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Les Films du Losange

Foreign production company :

Societad General de Cine SA

French distribution :

Les Films du Losange

Co-productions :

STUDIOCANAL, France 3 Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Tamasa Distribution

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The spectacular life and times of Toulouse-Lautrec, his painting and party-going, his lust for life and sympathy for outcasts and prostitutes, and around him, a sweeping portrait of the 19th century, which he lived through with such style and bravado.


I have a great admiration for Toulouse-Lautrec as a person. He was a profoundly good man, who always looked kindly on his fellow beings. In the whorehouse, he painted a poor, tired girl. Although he was constantly in physical pain, he never complained and was always even-tempered. He had a remarkable capacity for always being the same, whether he was talking to a VIP or a laundry maid. He had a voracious appetite for life and burned the candle at both ends, painting by day and drinking by night. [...] I love his great originality as a painter. He was one of the Impressionists but he stands alone from them. He never painted a single landscape. Nature bored him stiff. He was only interested in people. He painted real and hard and broke new ground with his staggeringly modern compositions. He wouldn’t hesitate to cut a face in half, like in a newspaper photo. (Roger Planchon in “Le Parisien”, September 9th 1998)

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Full credits (19)

Executive Producer :

Margaret Menegoz

Screenwriter :

Roger Planchon

Sound recordists :

Jean Minondo, Thierry Lebon

Assistant Operators :

David Grinberg, Frédéric Martial-Wetter

Press Attachés (film) :

Régine Vial, Isabelle de la Baume

Sound Editor :

Jean-Pierre Halbwachs

Continuity supervisor :

Florence Aupetit

Music Composer :

Jean-Pierre Fouquey

Costume designer :

Pierre-Jean Larroque

Still Photographers :

Marianne Rosensthiel, Jérôme Pouvaret

Assistant directors :

Stéphane Becimol, Thierry Guérinel, Hervé Ruet

Director of Photography :

Gérard Simon

Sound Assistant :

Olivier Villette

Production Manager :

Nathalie Nghet

Editor :

Isabelle Devinck

Assistant Editor :

Éric Armbruster

Production Designer :

Jacques Rouxel

Casting :

Marie-Christine Lafosse

Sound Mixer :

Thierry Lebon

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Feature film

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France, Spain

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Majority French (France, Spain)

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2 h 5 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (10)

Hong Kong French Cinepanorama - 1999

Hong Kong French Cinepanorama (Hong Kong, 1999)


Films selected

Warsaw - French Film Festival - 1999

Warsaw - French Film Festival (Poland, 1999)


Films selected

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1999

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1999)


Feature Films

Melbourne French Film Festival - 1999

Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 1999)


Films selected

Sydney French Film Festival - 1999

Sydney French Film Festival (Australia, 1999)


Films selected

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1999

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1999)

Selection (3)

Best Costume Design : Pierre-Jean Larroque

Best Production Design : Jacques Rouxel

Best Supporting Actress : Anémone

Acapulco French Film Festival - 1998

Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1998)


French Feature Films

Venice International Film Festival  - 1998

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1998)


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Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1999

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1999)

Awards (2)

César Award for Best Costume Design : Pierre-Jean Larroque

César Award for Best Production Design : Jacques Rouxel

Delegations (2)