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The School of Flesh

The School of Flesh

A Feature film by Benoit Jacquot

Produced by Pyramide Productions

Release in France : 18/11/1998

    Synopsis

    In modern Paris, Dominique leads the life of a well-off single woman, with a natural elegance enhanced by the style that goes with her job in a leading fashion house. When she meets Quentin in a gay bar, the young man's beauty sets her reeling. The promise of love, hoped for but unexpected, runs riot in her life. She makes Quentin quit his job, provides for his needs and moves him in with her.

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Pyramide Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    Samsa Film, Artémis Productions

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Co-productions :

    VM Productions, Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    International releases (18)

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    Subject

    For reasons of convenience, I asked Jacques Fieschi to write the script of “The School of Flesh” for me, based on the novel by Mishima, about which I knew almost nothing. It’s a routine part of film-making, but I’d never done it that way before and I was naturally very excited. I knew I was going to dream, but I didn’t know what about. Nevertheless, it’s unquestionably an “auteur” film. For me, making a film is not mainly about writing the script. It’s in the nitty-gritty of the mise-en-scène that the film becomes somebody’s creation. (Benoît Jacquot in “Libération”, November 18th, 1998)

    Photos (5)

    Full credits (22)

    Executive Producer :

    Fabienne Vonier

    Author of original work :

    Yukio Mishima

    Line Producer :

    Zakaria Alaoui

    Foreign producers :

    Patrick Quinet, Claude Waringo, Arlette Zylberberg

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Claude Laureux, Brigitte Taillandier

    Production Manager :

    Daniel Baschieri

    Sound editors :

    Jean-Claude Laureux, Nicolas Naegelen

    Continuity supervisor :

    Geneviève Dufour

    Foley artist :

    Pascal Chauvin

    Costume designer :

    Corinne Jorry

    Sound mixers :

    Jean-Pierre Laforce, Olivier Dô Hûu

    Assistant directors :

    Frédéric Fonteyne, Raphaël Frydman, Antoine Santana

    Producers :

    Vincent Malle, Fabienne Tsaï

    Screenwriters :

    Benoit Jacquot, Jacques Fieschi

    Director of photography :

    Caroline Champetier

    Assistant Operators :

    Léo Hinstin, Julien Hirsch

    Editor :

    Luc Barnier

    Assistant editors :

    Tina Baz Le Gal, Claude Broutin, Nadia Dalal

    Production Designer :

    Katia Wyszkop

    Casting :

    Stéphane Foenkinos, Frédérique Moidon

    Make-up Artist :

    Nathalie Tissier

    Still Photographer :

    Jérémie Nassif

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Homosexuality

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Luxembourg, Belgium, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Luxembourg, Belgium, France)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    18/11/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    93.753

    Visa issue date :

    29/09/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (10)

    Istanbul Film Festival - 1999

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 1999)

    Selection

    From Literature to the Silver Screen

    Melbourne French Film Festival - 1999

    Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 1999)

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    Sydney French Film Festival - 1999

    Sydney French Film Festival (Australia, 1999)

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    Films selected

    Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1998

    Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1998)

    Selection

    Feature Films

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1998

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1998)

    Selection

    Official Competition - Feature Films