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Too Much (Little) Love

Too Much (Little) Love

A Feature film by Jacques Doillon

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 25/03/1998

    Synopsis

    Emma, a 17-year-old girl, sends a synopsis to a film-maker she admires. Intrigued and charmed by it, Paul invites her to his home. The arrival of this groupie plays havoc with the established order. In no time, Emma has formed an attachment to Paul’s wife, Margot, and is acting as though she were their daughter. Friend and confident, rival and victim, seductress and manipulator in turn, she plays with their emotions and their lives. Paul comes out the most shaken but perhaps the least scarred by these apparently droll machinations.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Alain Sarde

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, La région Franche-Comté

    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    International releases (3)

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    Subject

    "I had a very successful year. I was extremely lucky to work with two such directors as Resnais and Doillon. It wakes you up. People get far too complacent in this profession. I know I can be a little bit too smooth. I have been criticised for being too controlled, too stiff. Working with Doillon really gave me back the taste for a certain rawness. With him, one really has to give oneself completely. He knocks you off your pedestal. You don’t just act, you have to go through a life lesson. It’s the opposite of “feelgood” cinema, as much for the actors as it is for the audience."

    Lambert Wilson (excerpt from an article by Marie-Noëlle Tranchant in Le Figaro, 14 February 1998)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Director of Photography :

    Christophe Pollock

    Sound assistant :

    Brigitte Taillandier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Nathalie Mercier

    Foley artist :

    Jonathan Liebling

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

    Still Photographer :

    Christian Simonpietri

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    Love

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    25/03/1998

    Runtime :

    2 h

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.716

    Visa issue date :

    20/01/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1998

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1998)

    Selection

    Out of Competition

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1998

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1998)

    Selection

    Official Competition