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Sitcom

Sitcom

A Feature film by François Ozon

Produced by Fidélité Films

Release in France : 27/05/1998

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Fidélité Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Celluloid Dreams

Co-production :

STUDIOCANAL

French distribution :

Mars Distribution

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Synopsis

A conventional French family lives in apparent harmony until one day the father brings home a pet rat. One by one, as they come into contact with the rat, each member of the family goes to pieces and their hidden sexual and psychological perversions are exposed. An outrageous farce that shatters the façade of the bourgeoisie and takes an irreverent swipe at the “family values” of the average sitcom.

Subject

I was very attracted by the idea of mixing people who were unlikely to have worked together before. It had an experimental flavour which worried me somewhat, but I think it gave the film its interest. The characters exist because they’re so dissimilar and pushed to their extremes. They function on the basis of archetypes without being monolithic. They are all ambivalent. Sophie is sweet yet terrifying, the mother is out of her depth but does her “Mother Courage” act, the father is distant and depressive, Lucia changes her appearance in every scene...“Sitcom” works on the idea of identity and that everything is possible. We’re constantly wondering where the film is going and who’s going to end up in bed with who. It works in a similar way to an interactive film, which brings us back to the sitcom genre. (François Ozon)

Full credits (13)

Executive Producers :

Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier

Director of Photography :

Yorick Le Saux

Production Manager :

Paul Raoux

Editor :

Dominique Petrot

Production Designer :

Angélique Puron

Costume designer :

Hervé Poeydomenge

Still Photographer :

Jean-Claude Moireau

Screenwriter :

François Ozon

Sound Recordist :

François Guillaume

Press Attaché (film) :

Agnès Chabot

Sound Editor :

Benoît Hillebrant

Music Composer :

Éric Neveux

Sound Mixer :

Benoît Hillebrant

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Comedy

Production language :

French

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French

Production year :

1998

French release :

27/05/1998

Runtime :

1 h 25 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

92.649

Visa issue date :

29/04/1998

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.66

Posters (1)

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Festival Selections (7)

Istanbul Film Festival - 1999

Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 1999)

Selection

FROM THE WORLD OF FESTIVALS

Rotterdam International Film Festival - 1999

Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 1999)

Selection

Main Program Section Feature Films

Montreal World Film Festival - 1998

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1998)

Selection

Out of Competition

Cannes International Critics' Week - 1998

Cannes International Critics' Week (France, 1998)

Selection

Official Competition