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Paparazzi

Paparazzi

A Feature film by Alain Berberian

Produced by Rigolo Films 2000

Release in France : 29/04/1998

    Synopsis

    Franck shows up in a gossip magazine photo behind a two-timing TV star at a football game. Unfortunately for Franck, he should have been at his night watchman’s job at the time, so when his boss sees the photo in DQ Magazine, he suddenly finds himself out of a job. Vowing revenge, he sets out to find Michel Verdier, the notorious ace paparazzi who unwittingly got him fired. But from the moment Franck walks into the offices of DQ Magazine, discovering its world of stolen images, secrets for sale and glamorous love affairs played out in public, his life is transformed. Like a true paparazzi, Franck tracks Michel Verdier. When he finally comes into contact with this super pro, Franck quickly — too quickly — succumbs to the lure of adventure, easy money and easier women. Michel Verdier, reckless as ever, is about to create another unscrupulous, out of control paparazzi.

    Actors (22)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Rigolo Films 2000

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, TF1 Films Production, Tentative d'Evasion

    French distribution :

    AMLF

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    International releases (12)

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    Subject

    I think the most important thing was not to make a vengeful, preachy film but a brash social comedy. Personally, I can’t stand people who go on about themselves and tell everyone what to do. I’m all for a bit of grating humour! We were all determined not to make a comedy film that was just a string of gags about paparazzi. We wanted it to be about ordinary people and their lives, too — a comedy firmly anchored in society. The story is mostly based on a meeting be-tween two men who would normally never have met. Franck and Michel are from completely different worlds, and the space be-tween them is a mine of comic material. They make an explosive combination! (Vincent Lindon - excerpt from press kit)

    Full credits (14)

    Assistant directors :

    Yvon Rouve, Guillaume Coutureau

    Director of Photography :

    Vincenzo Marano

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Laurent Renard

    Sound Editor :

    Frédéric Dubois

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sophie Thevenet-Becker

    Music Composer :

    Franck Roussel

    Still Photographer :

    David Koskas

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    29/04/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 49 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    90.458

    Visa issue date :

    27/07/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (4)

    Shanghai - International Film Festival - 1999

    Shanghai - International Film Festival (China, 1999)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1998

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1998)

    Selection

    Out of Competition

    Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1998

    Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1998)

    Selection

    Feature Films