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L'Ami du jardin

L'Ami du jardin

A Feature film by Jean-Louis Bouchaud

Produced by Nalina films

Release in France : 06/10/1999

    Synopsis

    It would have been a night like any other in the village of Beugneux if Mademoiselle Tronchet hadn’t discovered her brother Léon – notary and garden gnome collector – hanging from a beam in the attic. This might just be the beginning of a crime thriller…

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Nalina films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Co-productions :

    Fas, Ciné Valse

    French distribution :

    Eurozoom

    Subject

    I wrote the screenplay five years ago, at a time when garden gnomes were a lot less popular. My parents’ neighbors had one that used to fish in a little cement pond. When it got stolen they bought another one and cemented it into the ground – a wonderfully "concrete" expression of how attached they were to it, I thought. As a tribute to them, I began writing a film about cement, but the subject soon changed to garden gnomes…

    Jean-Louis Bouchaud – Director, excerpt from the press folder

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Frédéric Marboeuf

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Fattori

    Press Attachés (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar, Aude Thomas

    Production Designer :

    Dominique Boccarossa

    French distributor :

    Amel Lacombe

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Louis Bouchaud

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-François Mabire

    Editor :

    Paquita Nelson

    Costume designer :

    Francine Pignal

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    06/10/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.123

    Visa issue date :

    01/02/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85