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The pleasure

A Feature film by Nicolas Boukhrief

Produced by Noé Productions Int.

Release in France : 05/08/1998

    Synopsis

    In Europe today, as chance, deceits and desires run their course, the army conscript meets the nurse, the nurse gets back together with the comedian, the comedian meets the married woman, the married woman gets back together with the VIP, the VIP meets the mad dog, the mad dog gets back together with his old friend Loulou and Loulou, naturally, meets Jack the Ripper.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Noé Productions Int.

    Foreign production companies :

    Samsa Film, Artémis Productions, 3 Emme Cinematografica

    French distribution :

    Polygram

    Co-production :

    M6 Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Noé Productions Int.

    News agency (France) :

    Noé Productions Int.

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    Subject

    TThe ‘fin-de-siècle’ genre exists in every art form, but this is the first end-of-the-century in the lifetime of the movies. Last time around, the art was in its infancy. I thought to myself, let’s tackle it Viennese-style, with a dark kind of lightness. Hence the Schnitzleresque structure. One story leads to another, and this progression takes us on a kind of round of inspection. I think our society has a very dark relationship to pleasure, but you always get that at the end of a century. You realize that flesh is sad and you’ve read all the books. At the end of the 20th century, pleasure is an advertising word. They always show you the satisfaction you’ll get, but never the dangers that come with it. Candy gives pleasure but they never say it makes kids fat. Everybody — in cities, at least — is out for instant gratification. Everybody wants the buzz and nobody thinks about the consequences. It’s like a mass hysteria. (Nicolas Boukhrief in Le Figaro, August 5, 1998)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Marc Baschet

    Screenwriters :

    Nicolas Boukhrief, Dan Sasson

    Sound Recordist :

    Carlo Thoss

    Editor :

    Jacqueline Mariani

    Art director :

    Ana Montañana Alba

    Costume designer :

    Virginie Montel

    Producer :

    Frédérique Dumas

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Max Bernard

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Isabelle Sauvanon

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Vincent Puzos

    Music Composer :

    Nicolas Baby

    Still Photographer :

    Guy Ferrandis

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    05/08/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 41 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.506

    Visa issue date :

    19/06/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85