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White Lies

White Lies

A Feature film by Pierre Salvadori

Produced by Les Films Pelléas

Release in France : 15/04/1998

    Synopsis

    Jeanne is a happy and talkative young woman. But she lies. She lies through her teeth. She can’t help it. When she meets Madeleine, an old lady who takes her under her wing, she also meets Antoine, a young crook with oodles of charm who immediately sees in her an easy way to get rich quick. Hearing Jeanne pass herself off as the daughter of very rich parents, Antoine and two sidekicks decide to kidnap her and hold her to ransom.

    Actors (29)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Pelléas

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

    Co-productions :

    Glem Films, France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Les Films du Losange

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    International releases (7)

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    Subject

    Originally, I wanted to make a fast, funny comedy. A female compulsive liar seemed like the perfect character, if only because of the chaos she spreads around her. But when we got into it, we quickly became aware of the tragic dimension to her character. Compulsive liars are often drifters, depressed, alcoholic or agitated. And lonely. There is nothing deliberate or poetic about this kind of behaviour. And so the film became more like a dramatic or romantic comedy than a sentimental one. Pierre Salvadori (excerpt from press kit)

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    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Philippe Martin

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Pierre Salvadori

    Co-producer :

    Gérard Louvin

    Sound recordists :

    Laurent Poirier, Dominique Dalmasso, Jacques Descomps

    Assistant Operators :

    Nicolas Beauchamp, Sylvain Maillard, Marc Tévanian

    Editor :

    Hélène Viard

    Continuity supervisor :

    Nathalie Vierny

    Music Composer :

    Camille Bazbaz

    Costume designer :

    Valérie Pozzo di Borgo

    Still Photographers :

    Laurence Tremolet, Tadeusz Paczula

    Assistant Director :

    Brice Cauvin

    Screenwriters :

    Marc Syrigas, Pierre Salvadori

    Director of Photography :

    Gilles Henry

    Sound assistants :

    Jean-François Schenegg, Pierre Tucat

    Production Manager :

    Christian Paumier

    Sound Editor :

    Philippe Heissler

    Production Designers :

    Yan Arlaud, Valérie Chemain

    Foley artist :

    Nicolas Becker

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Dalmasso

    Location Manager :

    Luc Tissot

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    15/04/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    91.947

    Visa issue date :

    15/04/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (3)

    Warsaw - French Film Festival - 1999

    Warsaw - French Film Festival (Poland, 1999)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1998

    Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1998)

    Selection

    Feature Films