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Charité Biz'ness

A Feature film by Thierry Barthe, Pierre Jamin

Produced by Ice 3

Release in France : 26/08/1998

    Synopsis

    Samir and Maurice sell stolen stereos for a living. One day things turn sour and they are sentenced to one year of community work in kid’s clubs. Once they’re through that, Christiane, the local social worker, suggests that they help out with a charity concert which her uncle, the mayor, is organizing. Their performance at the concert is a farce and culminates in a full-scale fireworks show that lands them behind bars. During their stay in jail, the idea for a new line of business dawns on them. They decide top set up a charity concert, for their own benefit. Charity Biz’ness hits the road...

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Ice 3

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

    Co-production :

    TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Pathé Distribution

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    International releases (2)

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    Subject

    Charité Biz’ness is an unpretentious, light-hearted, picturesque movie with a very cartoonish spirit. I make films for the audience, not for the critics and Sam, the character I play, is a cool guy, a smart, streetwise downtown dandy.

    (Smaïn, excerpt from press kit)

    In my career, I’ve always tried to do one thing: make people laugh. Massipu is a ridiculous but touching character. I work by intuition, mostly. For instance, when I create a character for my “Small Ads”, I’ve no idea how he’s going to behave. But as soon as I’m in costume and made up, his voice and behavior come to me.

    (Elie Semoun, excerpt from press kit)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producers :

    Louis Becker, Thierry Lhermitte

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Michel Aubray, Clarisse Guilbert, Nicolas Cuche

    Sound Recordist :

    Vincent Tulli

    Editor :

    Nathalie Hubert

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Kelly

    Sound Mixer :

    Thierry Lebon

    Assistant Director :

    Alain Olivieri

    Director of Photography :

    Norbert Marfaing-Sintès

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Production Designer :

    Richard Cahours de Virgile

    Costume designer :

    Martine Rapin

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    26/08/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    89.416

    Visa issue date :

    29/07/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color