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Babel

A Feature film by Gérard Pullicino

Produced by Ima Films

Release in France : 07/04/1999

    Synopsis

    For weeks, television, radio and newspapers have been announcing it: tonight will be no ordinary evening. For the last time before the year 2000, the moon will enter the earth's shadow for an extraordinary eclipse. Below ground, strange creatures advance according to a plan etched on parchment. The next morning, David's dog brings home an old document found in the street. David soon meets the strange Babels, and is caught up in a dizzying adventure. The countdown has already begun.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Ima Films

    Foreign production company :

    Allegro productions

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    AFMD

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    Subject

    "There's nothing more amazing than making people dream! Directing a fantasy film means going into a pure dream state. Re-reading the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1–9) raised some of my own questions about the world, because the vanity, human folly and mad scramble for power it recounts are still with us. You just have to look around—wars, pollution, media madness. That's why I invented the adventurous story of a little boy and his schoolteacher who encounter a strange and wonderful people, the Babels, who have come to protect the planet.

    (Gérard Pullicino, Director)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producers :

    Georges Benayoun, Jacques Methe

    Screenwriters :

    Gérard Pullicino, Serge Richez, Vincent Lambert, Pascal Elbé

    Sound recordists :

    Patrick Rousseau, Véronique Gabillaud

    Editor :

    Laurent Rouan

    Music Composer :

    Gérard Pullicino

    Still Photographer :

    Jan Thijs

    Line Producers :

    Elisabeth Deviosse, Charles Tible

    Director of Photography :

    Eric Cayla

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Michèle Abitbol-Lasry

    Production Designer :

    Guy Lalande

    Costume designer :

    Madeline Fontaine

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Fantasy

    Production language :

    English, French

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    Majority French

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    07/04/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    90.010

    Visa issue date :

    02/12/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color