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The pleasure

A Feature film by Nicolas Boukhrief

Produced by Noé Productions Int.

Release in France : 05/08/1998

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Production and distribution (6)

Executive Producer :

Noé Productions Int.

Foreign production companies :

Samsa Film, Artémis Productions, 3 Emme Cinematografica

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Co-production :

M6 Films

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Noé Productions Int.

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Noé Productions Int.

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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.


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

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Feature film

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France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium

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Majority French (France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium)

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1 h 41 min

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