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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

A Feature film by Arthur Joffé

Produced by Ciby 2000

Release in France : 08/07/1998

    Synopsis

    For the first time in his long career, God the Eternal, the All-Powerful, is displeased with events on Earth and decides to use sound and vision to bring his message to mankind. As soon as the divine script is ready, he plucks up his courage and comes down to earth to look for a director worthy of filming his masterpiece. His first landfall, somewhere in California, turns sour. Then he remembers an old love affair and his thoughts turn to France.

    Actors (49)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Ciby 2000

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    AFMD

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    I see this film mainly as a fable and a parable about artistic endeavor, the difficulty of defending your work and making it exist for yourself and for others, whether you’re a musician, a painter, a dancer or a writer. About the art of cinema itself, I’d quote Henri Langlois: “Cinema is light in darkness.” (Arthur Joffé)

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Claudie Ossard

    Screenwriter :

    Arthur Joffé

    Director of Photography :

    Philippe Welt

    Sound Assistant :

    Bernard Chaumeil

    Editor :

    Marie Castro

    Continuity supervisor :

    Laurence Weisbrot

    Music Composers :

    Jean-Claude Nachon, Angélique Nachon

    Costume designer :

    Madeline Fontaine

    Still Photographer :

    Dominique Le Strat

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Jean-Louis Benoît, Laurent Jaoui, Arthur Joffé

    Voice :

    Pierre Arditi

    Sound recordists :

    Pierre Gamet, Michel Kharat

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Jean-Christophe Hedier

    Sound Editor :

    Gérard Hardy

    Production Designer :

    Nikos Meletopoulos

    Casting :

    Marion Tenet

    Sound Mixer :

    Thierry Lebon

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    Cinema

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    08/07/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    87.222

    Visa issue date :

    17/06/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

    Director

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