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Le Poulpe

Le Poulpe

A Feature film by Guillaume Nicloux

Produced by Telema

Release in France : 07/10/1998

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Production and distribution (4)

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Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

Co-productions :

STUDIOCANAL, France 2 Cinéma, Havas Images

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution

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Name: Gabriel Lecouvreur, alias “Le Poulpe” (The Octopus) Distinguishing features: Shoes. Soft white leather or coarse red canvas, what matters most is feeling good in them. (Previous owners are normally out of the running.) Occupation: Neither cop nor detective. Occasionally, publicist. Wages: Paid in flesh. Love life: Cheryl, as long as he gets home in time. (The hot-blooded hairdresser digs a little stockroom salsa when The Octopus is on the road.) Known hangouts: Places of religious and fashion worship, waterfronts and urban dives. Favorite quotation: If you fuck in the henhouse, you’re gonna break eggs. Name: Cheryl Occupation: Hairdresser Specialty: Bangs Tendencies: Sexual. Mainly linguistic, occasionally manual. Favorite reading: Princesses of the World, Couples. Hobbies: Shooting, cartons, window-shopping Motto: Two in the hand are worth one in the bush.


Guillaume Nicloux’s movie is a feast of punchy dialog and acting. (Le Canard Enchaîné)

Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Clotilde Courau are more than good, they’re sparkling. (Télérama)

A breath of fresh air and enjoyment. (L’Express)

Actors who can make you feel real emotion ... the best thing going ... fantastic. (Le Parisien)

Don’t miss them or you’ll miss a great time. (Le Point)

Nicloux carries it off. Darroussin, Courau and all the other players are sensational. (Charlie Hebdo)

Full credits (17)

Executive Producer :

Charles Gassot

Line Producer :

Jacques Hinstin

Director of Photography :

Pascal Gennesseaux

Press Attaché (film) :

Laurence Granec

Sound editors :

Jérôme Wiciak, Jean-Pierre Halbwachs

Production Designer :

Jean-Marc Kerdelhué

Casting :

Pascale Béraud

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

Still Photographer :

Jean-Claude Lother

Assistant Director :

Raphaëlle Piani

Screenwriters :

Guillaume Nicloux, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Patrick Raynal

Sound Recordist :

Guillaume Sciama

Editor :

Stéphane Pereira

Continuity supervisor :

Anne Wermelinger

Music Composers :

Alexander Balanescu, Nicolas Haas

Costume designer :

Jacqueline Bouchard

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Dalmasso

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Feature film

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Crime/thriller, Drama

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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